WWE Removes Ronda Rousey From Lineup After She Officially Returns To The Mat


Ronda Rousey seems to be in hot water with WWE.

The professional wrestling organization said it suspended the former Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion indefinitely after she attacked an official at WWE SummerSlam.

At 35th annual live in Nashville on Saturday, the 35-year-old wrestler lost the women’s title match to Liv Morgan.

And then she seemed to lose her temper.

After being defeated, Rousey complained that her opponent tapped out before being pinned. She blamed referee Dan Engler for an apparent failure to spot Morgan tapping, according to WWE.

The mixed martial artist then grabbed Engler’s arm and knocked him to the ground, pinning him down until another official intervened to break up the fight, pictures of the incident show.

“Rousey is going to be fined, or maybe worse,” a WWE broadcaster verbally assumed as the altercation unfolded at Nissan Stadium.

WWE released an official statement Tuesday, announcing that Rousey “has been fined an undisclosed amount and will be suspended.”

“A furious Rousey attacked the official after her Women’s Title match on SmackDown, claiming he missed Liv Morgan by hitting the Armbar while counting the pinfall,” the statement read.

In combat sports, performers have been known to stage pre-planned incidents that lead to suspensions in order to take time off, according to People.

Although WWE has not announced the length of Rousey’s suspension, she will not appear on this week’s episode of “Friday Night SmackDown,” according to the company’s statement.

However, Wrestling observation radio reported that Rousey is set to face off in WWE’s “Clash at the Castle” in exactly one month from today.

On Monday, Rousey slammed WWE on her Instagram, calling her opponents “your golden girls,” alongside a series of photos from her match against Morgan.

“Hey [WWE] if you could stop fucking me to make your girls gold every major ppv that would be awesome,” she captioned Publish.

The fighter too retweeted a post by WWE TV host Greg Miller, in which he accuses Rousey’s opponent of “winning the championship by taking advantage of the situation and keeping it by being a cheating coward”.

“[Ronda Rousey] deserve justice“added Miller.

The World MMA Awards Veteran of the Year has been suspended in the past.

In June 2018, WWE suspended Rousey from “Monday Night Raw” for a month after she attacked wrestler Alexa Bliss and “Raw” General Manager Kurt Angle.

The professional wrestler also attacked several referees, according to the WWE at the time.

HuffPost has contacted WWE for further comment.


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