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WWE Reportedly Set To Edit Controversial SmackDown Segment (Spoiler)

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With SmackDown on the 18th of February already taped, WWE is reportedly set to edit one of the segments on the show after an apparent slip up, according to a new report.

On the episode of SmackDown that aired live on the 11th of February, Charlotte Flair defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship in the main event against Naomi. The Queen was successful and retained her title but after the bout became embroiled in a showdown with her WrestleMania 38 opponent Ronda Rousey after Rousey saved Naomi from an attack by Flair and Sonya Deville.

In footage that has emerged online from the 18th of February WWE SmackDown taping, Rousey, Naomi, Flair, and Deville were involved in a contract signing for the tag team bout the four women will compete in at the Elimination Chamber.

As ever in WWE, these contract signings rarely pass off without a hitch and this was no exception. In the video posted online of the segment, there appears to be a major miscommunication between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair with Rousey supposed to slam Flair’s head into the table – but the timing wasn’t quite right.

Now Dave Meltzer speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio says that WWE is looking to edit the footage of the spot before it airs on Friday night. It is not yet known how this will be done but with the company covering most of the action from several different angles, they should find a way to minimise the awkward spot.

‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey returned to WWE after almost three years away at the 2022 Royal Rumble. The former UFC Bantamweight Champion entered the women’s Rumble at number 28 and eliminated four women on her way to guaranteeing the second WrestleMania main event of her career.