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Ronda Rousey – ‘Pro Wrestling Is Not A Sport’ + New WWE RAW Match Announced

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We have a new match announced for Monday’s episode of WWE RAW, as Adam Pearce took to Twitter to announce that Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs. Maxxine Dupri & Ivy Nile will be taking place. Pearce wrote,

“This online hot air reminds me that words are wind… but these blow like fightin’ words. So this Monday on #WWERaw, 8/7c on @USANetwork, that’s what you’ll do: Ivy Nile & Maxxine Dupri vs. Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell. It is official.”

You can check out the updated lineup for Monday’s episode of WWE RAW below:

* WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Chad Gable
* Dominik Mysterio vs. Andrade
* Jey Uso vs. Finn Balor
* Kayden Carter & Katana Chance vs. Chelsea Green & Piper Niven
* Candice LeRae & Ivy Nile vs. Maxxine Dupri & Ivy Nile
* Rhea Ripley to address Liv Morgan’s surprise attack.
* Sheamus returns.
* Cody Rhodes appears.

During a recent appearance on “Steve-O’s Wild Ride” podcast, Ronda Rousey revealed that she doesn’t consider pro wrestling to be a sport but does admit that it’s “very tough and physical.” She said,

“It’s scripted. Mostly. There is a general idea. They are working together. I like to relate it to figure skating. Two people together creating a performance. As Shayna [Shayna Baszler] likes to say, there is no fake way to take a chairshot. You’re actually getting hit with a chair. It’s also not a competition. A lot of wrestlers and stuff will be like, ‘Wrestling is real. I got this injury or that injury.’ I’m like, okay, as a competitor in an actual sport, I’m never worried about getting injured. I’m worried about losing. That’s the most stressful part of it. Injuries are not at all what you’re thinking about. That’s not what makes it real or makes it hard. It’s the uncertainty of the outcome. When people are like, ‘it’s a real sport.’ No, it’s not a sport. It’s a very intense performance, which I have a lot of respect for, but it’s not a sport. If you’ve ever dealt with the stress and anxiety that comes with competition, you can’t take that out and call it a sport. It’s so tough. It’s very physical, but it’s not a sport.”

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