Ronda Rousey Says WWE Unable To Use Thumbtacks Due To Legal Reasons

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SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey has seemingly indicated that fans shouldn’t expect to see thumbtacks used in WWE going forward.

At Extreme Rules, Ronda Rousey recaptured the SmackDown Women’s Title from Liv Morgan in a bruising anything goes match. Rousey picked up the win as she wedged Morgan’s head into a version of a triangle choke with a chunk of broken table helping Rousey put Morgan to sleep.

No More Thumbtacks Suggests Ronda Rousey

Speaking on her YouTube Channel, Ronda Rousey explained that she had original plan to use thumbtacks using the match but suggests that she was told that “legally” WWE won’t be using that particular weapon going forward:

“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.”

“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 also recently explained that another plan she had for the match was scrapped due to its similarity with a spot seen in AEW:

“I suggested Legos but apparently, AEW did that recently and we didn’t want people to think we’re copying. But I wanted to.”

Ronda Rousey has conquered the pro wrestling world since returning to WWE in early 2022. Before her wrestling career, she made her name as a star of UFC, amassing a hugely successful record in MMA before moving away from the sport in 2016.

h/t Sportskeeda