WWE Women’s champion Alexa Bliss has caused the “the baddest woman on the planet,” to be suspended.
Ronda Rousey has been slapped with a 30-day suspension from WWE.
Rousey, the WWE superstar dubbed “the baddest woman on the planet,” launched an extraordinary “attack” during Monday’s episode of “WWE Raw.”
Though obviously “kayfabe,” an industry term meaning “scripted,” the segment made for compelling viewing as Rousey judo-threw her former mentor Kurt Angle to the floor and beat him with a briefcase by the turnbuckle. She later power-slammed the WWE women’s champion Alexa Bliss through a table.
The motive for Rousey’s attack is clear: Bliss interrupted her Money in the Bank match against Nia Jax on Sunday. Alexa Bliss smacked Ronda Rousey in the back with a briefcase, beat Nia Jax, and lifted the women’s championship title, one she wanted to celebrate during a promo on “Raw” the next day.
Kurt Angle, the general manager of Monday Night Raw,” chided Rousey for her actions after the episode and suspended her for 30 days.
— WWE (@WWE) June 19, 2018
“Unfortunately Ronda crossed the line tonight,” he said. “If Ronda can’t take a few verbal ‘shots,’ then she needs to reconsider her career in sports entertainment.
“This is NOT some fight club. This is WWE. I regret suspending her from RAW for 30 days… but My hope is she’ll learn from it.”
Unfortunately Ronda crossed the line tonight. If Ronda can’t take a few verbal “shots”, then she needs to reconsider her career in Sports entertainment. This is NOT some fight club. This is WWE. I regret suspending her from Raw for 30 days… but My hope is she’ll learn from it. https://t.co/VdI2foZzDu
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) June 19, 2018
Ronda Rousey’s suspension means she will be unable to compete at the next WWE pay-per-view show on July 15, Extreme Rules, at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
However, it means that a return at one of WWE’s biggest shows of the year, SummerSlam, in August, could be in the cards.