Ronda Rousey has moved to address her recent defeat to Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 38.
After returning to action and subsequently winning the 2022 Royal Rumble Match, Ronda Rousey booked herself a championship match at WrestleMania 38. In the lead up to the event, Rousey revealed that she wanted to face SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at the spectacular.
At the event, Rousey eventually came up short in her bid to dethrone Flair but the match was far from straightforward. During the bout, Rousey accidentally pushed Flair into the referee leaving him laying. With the official out of action, Rousey forced her rival to tap out but of course there was no one to call the submission.
An irate Rousey then attempted to revive the referee but in the process was hit with a big boot from Flair and pinned.
Speaking in character on a Facebook gaming stream, the former UFC star hit out at Flair for cheating to beat her.
“I’m all sore. I got screwed. I tapped out Charlotte and the ref didn’t see it. I was trying to wake up the ref, Charlotte tried to ambush me from behind. What a world. Charlotte cheated. I should have been ready for a cheater. There should be no amount of cheating that can beat me, that’s how good I have to be,”
Rousey’s WrestleMania weekend was shrouded in controversy before she even made it to the ring, with reports suggesting that she had “walked out” ahead of the show.
However, Rousey later hit back at the claims, saying that she had no problem appearing under Steve Austin on the card, and wasn’t at the Hall of Fame ceremony due to looking after her daughter.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.