Drew Gulak Claims WWE Backstage Incident With Ronda Rousey Was A 'Complete Accident'

Drew Gulak responds to Ronda Rousey

Drew Gulak has responded to allegations of inappropriate conduct from Ronda Rousey, claiming that him accidentally touching the drawstring on her sweatpants was a "complete accident."

"Backstage at a WWE event in 2022, I saw Ronda talking with a group in the hallway. I stopped to say hi and shake all their hands, and in an attempt to shake her hand, I accidentally touched her drawstring. Complete accident, and one that I had apologized to her for the mishap," Gulak tweeted.

Gulak's tweet comes after Rousey accused him during an appearance on NewsNation of acting inappropriately while backstage at a WWE show. 

"I was standing there and this guy I was barely an acquaintance with grabs the string of my sweatpants as I’m walking by… and nobody reacts as if this is abnormal, and he’s going down the hall and I’m like ‘what the f*** is that? Why are you grabbing the string of my sweatpants? If my husband was standing there next to me, would you feel comfortable walking up to me and grabbing the string of my sweatpants?' All the guys around me were like, this is part of the day. And if this guy was coming up to me and doing this kind of stuff to me when there are other people around, what’s happening to these other girls when I’m not in the hallway?" Rousey said. 

"I was like, if I ever hear you putting your hands on any other woman like this or doing anything to me like this ever again...we’re going to have a problem. And he was like ‘No, no, no, I’m glad you said something to me’ and he backpedalled. But it put a sour taste in my mouth about the culture there and what’s considered acceptable and how to touch and treat the women in the hallways."

Rousey was a part of WWE from 2018 until the Summer of 2023. She has been heavily critical of the company, saying WWE has a "foundational sexist, patriarchal culture". 

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