Ronda Rousey has hit back at reports she “walked out” before the Hall of Fame ceremony after finding out she and Charlotte would not be the main event of WrestleMania Saturday.
At WrestleMania 38, Ronda Rousey challenged Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in what turned out to be the second last match of the show.
Rousey seemed to have victory secured on several occasions, however, whether it be a foot on the rope or an unconscious referee, Flair kept escaping defeat. Things finally came to an end when Flair took Rousey down with a big boot to sensationally retain her title.
According to reports, the bout almost didn’t happen. During his review of WrestleMania, Bryan Alvarez claimed that Ronda Rousey was “furious” when she found out she wasn’t going to be closing the show, with Kevin Owens and Steve Austin instead taking the main event spot. Alvarez noted that someone close to Rousey said she was so mad, she walked out on Friday before the Hall of Fame.
“She discovered she was no longer scheduled to go on last on Friday, and, in a shocking development, walked out of Friday’s taping before the Hall of Fame ceremony unfolded. Clearly, ‘cooler heads’ did indeed ‘prevail.’ She did the job to Charlotte Flair via ref bump shenanigans in a match Ric Flair has described as ‘the greatest’ women’s match ever.” (h/t WhatCulture)
However, Ronda Rousey has taken to Twitter to hit back at the claims, saying she simply left the Hall of Fame early to tend to her six-month-old daughter, adding that it was an “absolute honor” to perform under Steve Austin.
“I don’t know where these “reports” come from but it was an absolute honor to perform under Steve Austin at Wrestlemania in Texas-I wasn’t a hall of fame because I have a six month old baby I had to put to sleep early. People are literally creating drama out of thin air.”
I don’t know where these “reports” come from but it was an absolute honor to perform under Steve Austin at Wrestlemania in Texas-I wasn’t a hall of fame because I have a six month old baby I had to put to sleep early. People are literally creating drama out of thin air
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) April 3, 2022
In the surprise No Holds Barred main event, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin defeated Kevin Owens with a Stunner to a huge ovation from his home state audience, breaking a record previously set by Edge in the process.