Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey has revealed that her goal when joining the WWE wasn't to be champion.
The UFC Hall of Famer, who made her first appearance as a WWE superstar last January, became champion after beating Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam back in August. But she claims the belt actually wasn't her focus.
Rousey was comedian Kevin Hart's guest on his Cold As Balls All-Stars show this week and spoke about her judo background, her start in MMA and her WWE ambitions.
While she's already champion, Rousey insisted that, ultimately, she wants to be remembered for her stories and moments, as well as leaving the Women's division in a better place than she found it.
"The goal is not to be champion. Roddy Piper's son told me that belts don't matter and it's about stories and storytelling," she explained. "I really want the WWE and women's division to be better off because I was there. I wanna be a catalyst and push everything forward and I want people to thank me for being there."
Rousey also revealed that her mother was totally against the idea of her becoming an MMA fighter. In fact, she thought it was the most stupid idea she'd ever heard when she was told.
"I told my mom and she said 'This is the stupidest f***ing idea I've ever heard in all my life.' I told her just give me a year before you disown me. Give me a year to make this work."
Obviously, things worked out pretty well for Ronda. She achieved quite a lot as a fighter and has since become the UFC Hall of Fame's first female inductee.
What This Means
On Monday night, the 31-year-old star lost her first match since joining the WWE, with Sasha Banks and Bayley teaming up to claim victory over the champ and her partner Natalya.
The former UFC fighter is now set to face Banks at Sunday's Royal Rumble in what could be a bout for the ages.
Whether she retains her title or not is something we'll probably have to wait to find out. But given her latest revelation, it doesn't really matter.