It’s always something of a weird thing when someone famous turns out to like the same things you do, whether it’s a hot new show that everyone’s watching, or even something that you think might be a niche hobby. In this case, MMA star Ronda Rousey has opened up about her WOW habit.
Rousey first gained notoriety through a series of lightning-fast mixed martial arts fights as she made her way up through the rankings, sending a message to sports fans everywhere that she was nothing to be messed with. While stopped short of the championship, Ronda Rousey has continued to show up in other areas, including roles in 2014’s Expendables 3, and 2015’s Fast and Furious 7 and the film Entourage.
Rousey wouldn’t be the first celebrity that’s revealed they like video games, however; Kit Harrington is a Call of Duty fan (even before he starred as Salen Kotch in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare), Terry Crews has offered to voice the Overwatch character Doomfist if he ever gets added, and Vin Diesel, who Rousey played World of Warcraft with while filming Furious 7, is a noted RPG geek.
Ronday Rousey said that she enjoyed the game because of the Internet’s sense of anonymity. While it can be (and a lot of times is) a bad thing for many people as the GIFT (Great Internet F*ckwad Theory) proves accurate, Rousey is able to play in WOW without being swarmed by fans that know her, something that a lot of stars and notable people can likely sympathize with.
So, if you’re ever on World of Warcraft and see a Blood Elf Rogue, be on your best behavior; just because Ronda Rousey’s not physically in Azeroth doesn’t mean that she can’t still kick your butt (or leave you to die in a dungeon).