Sami Callihan Talks About All Revenue From Ronda Rousey's Wrestling REVOLVER Debut Going To Charity


Ronda Rousey is returning to the squared circle for a good cause.

Sami Callihan spoke about that cause during a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

As noted, the former WWE Women's Champion, WrestleMania headliner, women's MMA pioneer, UFC Hall of Fame legend and former Olympic medalist will return to the ring at the Wrestling REVOLVER: UNREAL event on November 16 in Los Angeles, CA.

While talking about the subject on Busted Open Radio, Callihan spoke about how all of the revenue generated from the event will be donated to charity to help the Hawaiian relief fund, as her husband, fellow UFC legend Travis Browne, is from Hawaii.

"I fell into that one," Callihan said. "I’m not going to take credit for that, that it’s some mastermind plan that I went, ‘this is going to be the thing, we’re going to run LA on two and a half weeks notice.’ It’s something that I fell into because my relationships with other people and people putting myself over to Ronda, ‘This is the guy you want to work with.’ Ronda wanted to do this for charity."

Callihan continued, "She wants to do something for the Hawaiian relief fund, her husband is from Hawaii, this is a charity she holds near and dear to her heart. As soon as she brought it up to me, I said, ‘Absolutely, this is 100% something I want to be involved with’ because the money will actually go to help people. Every cent we make on ticket sales after production is paid off, every cent is given to charity. A lot of people working the show have said, ‘give my money to charity.’ We’re sending the money directly to families in need."

Check out the complete interview at SiriusXM.com. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.