Ronda Rousey has disclosed her original plan for her match at Extreme Rules.
Ronda Rousey reclaimed her SmackDown Women’s Championship by making Liv Morgan pass out at WWE Extreme Rules. The Baddest Woman on the Planet trapped Morgan with a version of a triangle choke that saw Morgan’s head wedged between Rousey’s shin, thigh, and a chunk of broken table leading to her losing consciousness and the referee stopping the contest.
Speaking on her YouTube Channel, Ronda Rousey revealed her pitch for the finish of the anything-goes match actually involved thumbtacks:
“I pitched the finish to be on thumbtacks. She would put down the thumbtacks and powerbomb me on the thumbtacks and then as a repeat of our finish before, I would go for the armbar on the thumbtacks and they would start counting the pin. Then I would have to push up to my one shoulder. Like into the thumbtacks to keep the armbar… Liv would be like bite her hand, trying not to tap out and pass out face down into the thumbtacks and have her hand protect the face.”
Rousey also divulged that the suggestion was turned down, seemingly indicating that the use of thumbtacks in WWE is a thing of the past:
“They said we can’t use thumbtacks anymore. That legally we can’t like purposefully, like, injure people, like, cut through skin and stuff. I don’t know.”
Ronda Rousey is now in her second reign as SmackDown Women’s Champion and is set to be positioned as one of the top heels on SmackDown moving forward.