Ronda Rousey revealed WWE Chairman Vince McMahon advised her to abandon her mean face from UFC and instead come out smiling on her WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34.
Rousey was known to walk to the Octagon with an intense and serious expression during her MMA years but ever since she joined WWE she has been doing the exact opposite.
The UFC legend was advised by McMahon before her WrestleMania bow to express her feelings during her entrance and preferably smile as that is what the WWE Universe wanted to see.
I usually walk out and Im all business, but Vince specifically told me to go out and allow myself to feel everything that I was feeling and not hide anything, she told Sports Illustrated.
And not to try and go out and be the tough girl, but to allow myself to smile, to enjoy it because, according to Vince, when I smile the whole world wants to hug me.
Rousey put together a spectacular in-ring debut at Mania four months ago at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, where she teamed up with fellow Olympian Kurt Angle and beat Triple H as well as Stephanie McMahon.
The Baddest Woman on the Planet hasnt stopped expressing her emotions as she always carries a big smile on her face when she walks to the squared circle.
The first ever UFC Womens Bantamweight Champion also put together a marvellous performance at Money in the Bank two months ago where she challenged Nia Jax for the RAW Womens Championship.
The MMA hero almost made Jax tap out to the Armbar but instead picked up a win via disqualification when Alexa Bliss interfered and cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase to regain the title.
Rousey is scheduled to take on Bliss for the RAW Womens Championship at SummerSlam on August 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.