On the latest edition of SmackDown, Shotzi was due to team up with Raquel Rodriguez to take on Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler 24 hours ahead of Rousey and Shotzi’s Women’s Championship clash at Survivor Series.
However, before the match could happen, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler launched a brutal assault on their opponents. While Shotzi and Rodriguez were being interviewed, they were blindsided by the SmackDown Women’s Champion and her ally.
The two focused their attack on Rodriguez, trapping her arm in the lid of an equipment case before smashing it down on her.
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Shotzi took on Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey alone
This meant that Shotzi had to go it alone in the tag match later that night. While the numbers game was proving too much, Rodriguez came to the ring to try to make the save. However, she found herself caught in a vicious Armbar from Ronda Rousey and had no choice but to tap out.
In backstage comments later in the night Shotzi revealed that Raquel Rodriguez had been diagnosed with a broken arm and dislocated elbow during the earlier attack, with Rousey’s Armbar only making things worse for the star.
While this appears to be a storyline injury, it is unknown if Rodriquez will be taken off WWE TV as a result.
Fifth member of Bianca Belair’s WarGames team revealed
The show also saw Bianca Belair announce the fifth member of her WarGames team for Survivor Series. The team – which already included Belair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, and Mia Yim – will take on Damage CTRL, Nikki Cross, and Rhea Ripley in the brutal double cage spectacle on November 26th.
After much speculation on who the fifth member would be, Belair revealed it was the returning Becky Lynch, who has been out of action since being attacked by Damage CTRL on the August 1st edition fo Raw.