Ronda Rousey has been “suspended” by WWE for attacking a referee at SummerSlam. Was the incident reliable?
At WWE SummerSlam 2022, former MMA star Ronda Rousey appeared to regain her SmackDown Ladies’s Championship towards Liv Morgan. In just below 5 minutes, Rousey put Morgan in an armbar, however her shoulders had been on the mat, and the referee counted to 3. Morgan was declared the winner, however there was controversy. Morgan tapped out earlier than the official’s hand hit the mat for 3.
Rousey was enraged after her loss, and attacked Morgan. Then, she turned her consideration to the referee, placing him in an armbar.
WWE introduced that Rousey was suspended and fined on account of her actions. The information was picked up by a number of shops, however was the incident reliable?
Did Ronda Rousey legitimately assault a referee at SummerSlam?
This was not a reliable incident. Slightly, the assault occurred in-storyline. Seemingly, it’s meant to show Rousey right into a heel (a villain).
In actual fact Rousey just isn’t anticipated to be suspended for lengthy. Dave Meltzer revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio stated that Rousey is booked for WWE’s subsequent premium reside occasion, Conflict on the Citadel, on Sept. 3 in Cardiff, Wales.
“Not that lengthy. She’s booked on the Cardiff present, so she’s going to be unsuspended not less than earlier than (that),” stated Meltzer, h/t WrestleTalk.com. “I don’t know when she comes again, she’ll be out for I don’t know the way lengthy, however it’s not going to be a month, put it that manner, as a result of she’s received to be again for the pay-per-view present.”
Rousey made her return to WWE earlier this yr, the place she received the Ladies’s Royal Rumble. After failing to defeat Charlotte Aptitude for the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship at WrestleMania 38, she in the end did so at WrestleMania Backlash this previous Might in an I Give up match. After defending her title towards Natalya at Cash within the Financial institution, Rousey misplaced to Morgan through a roll-up after the latter cashed in her Cash within the Financial institution contract.
On the Aug. 5 episode of SmackDown, there can be a seven-woman gauntlet match to find out the No. 1 contender for Morgan’s championship at Conflict on the Citadel. The rivals on this match are Natalya, Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, Sonya Deville, Shotzi, Aliyah, and Xia Li.