Russian wrestler is criticized for her origins. In the latest pay-per-view branded All Elite Wrestling, so we are talking about AEW Revolution which took place on Sunday 6 March 2022, Leyla Hirsch faced Kris Statlander in the Buy In, managing to win the contest, even if in a way not of the all correct.
During the match, Hirsch wore gear with the colors of the Russian flag and this sparked some controversy on social media. Leyla was born in Moscow, the Russian capital, on September 27, 1996 and was adopted by an American couple at the age of 8, who took her to live in New Jersey and has not moved from the USA since then.
But obviously it is not so easy for her to forget her origins and every time she steps into the ring she brings a bit of Russian with her, putting the country's flag on her various attire and so it was also at AEW Revolution.
After the criticism she has received from various people, Leyla has decided to break the silence and issue a statement on what is happening at the moment, namely the war between Russia and Ukraine. These are her words: "I want to clarify one thing.
I am with Ukraine one hundred percent and my heart breaks for its citizens who suffer at the hands of Vladimir Putin. I was born in Russia. I came to the United States at eight years and I became an American citizen. I cannot change my origins more than any other citizen who can change hers.
Just being born in Russia does not mean that I support this brutal dictator. Anyone who would suggest such a thing has simply wrong, plain and simple. " Obviously it is not said that if a person has certain origins then the person must approve everything that those in power of the person country do and certainly the gesture of putting the flag on the person attire, has always been a way for Leyla to pay homage to her country and do not forget her origins, and not to support those who govern it.
Will Ronda Rousey stay in WWE?
Ronda Rousey recently returned to WWE at Royal Rumble 2022 after being away from the ring for several years, in fact the last time we saw her fight for the McMahon company was when she lost the Raw title at Wrestlemania 35 in 'April 2019.
Now she's back, winning the women's Royal Rumble Match challenging Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown women's title at Wrestlemania 38, where the two will be part of Night 1 or Wrestlemania Saturday, as the show will run over two evenings this year.
Although recently, during one of her gaming lives, she said that she doesn't know how much her body will hold after so long so far from the square, Rousey is continuing with the weekly episodes and also the tours, which between April and May the they will also see protagonists in Europe.
Also during one of her live shows on her Facebook, the former UFC joked that she would stay in WWE until she and husband Travis Browne decided to have another child. In fact, the couple welcomed her daughter La'akea Makalapuaokalanipō in September 2021, first daughter for Ronda, but third for her husband who has two sons from a previous relationship.
"Yes, I remain in WWE even after Wrestlemania 38. I will stay for a while. I just had a baby girl. I'm not ready for another one yet, so I'll stick around until we're ready for number two, or four." We remind you that according to some previous reports, Ronda has signed a contract with the WWE of at least one year, which would take her up to Wrestlemania 39 where she presumably will finally have her match face to face with the current Raw champion Becky Lynch, which all the fans expect given the ambiguous ending of Wrestlemania 35 and also because we actually never had the opportunity to see them in a 1 vs 1 match after Becky's injury suffered by Nia Jax during the Survivor Series 2018 period and then the subsequent inclusion of Charlotte Flair in the main event of Wrestlemania in 2019.