After WrestleMania 35 Went Off Air Involving Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair — the following things happened backstage involving Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair
If you thought the ending to the first ever women’s main event at WrestleMania 35 was abrupt and anti-climactic you certainly won’t be alone! However, it seems that things did not quite go as planned and now Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio has revealed exactly what it is that Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey got wrong!
At the end of a seven-and-a-half-hour show, at 12:30 am in the morning Monday 8th April, Becky Lynch made history by pinning Ronda Rousey with a surprise roll-up and becoming new Raw and SmackDown Live Women’s Champion.
However, there was some suggestion that the pin should not have counted as Ronda Rousey was adamant she had a shoulder up and the commentary team referenced that perhaps the referee had missed Ronda Rousey having a shoulder up.
So what happened?
Did Ronda Rousey have her shoulder up? Was she supposed to? Well, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez discussed the WrestleMania main event and indicated that the finish to the match was the planned finish that was always supposed to happen.
“All of a sudden there was the finish, a pinfall of all things as Ronda goes for the Pipers Pit and Becky turns it into a crucifix. With Ronda’s shoulder up by the way, which was the only botch in the match, or the only botch in the finish, and pins her.”
As you can see Bryan Alvarez has suggested that the finish was supposed to be this way and that Rousey’s shoulder being up was a botch.
They went on to suggest that WWE also made a conscious decision not to tap Rousey out with either Charlotte and Becky Lynch’s submission finishers, despite there being no guarantee that Rousey would wrestle again afterwards.
At one point the finish was going to be a submission finish, and there were a lot of people who were for it and a lot of people who were against it. In the end the idea was a pinfall and not a submission.”
As you can see, according to Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez the abrupt submission finish was the plan all along and the only botch there was Ronda Rousey’s shoulder possibly being up.
Becky Lynch’s very on brand response to Ronda Rousey breaking her hand at WrestleMania 35
You knew this was coming just as soon as word broke that Ronda Rousey broke her hand during her match against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35:
Ronda broke her hand punching the face that she said broke too easy. pic.twitter.com/vZM2w39k9I
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) April 8, 2019
SI reports WWE ‘tentatively’ planning Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch for WrestleMania 36
Much of the talk surrounding the main event finish at WrestleMania 35 last night (Sun., April 7, 2019) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, centers around whether or not it was botched. There have been conflicting reports from various outlets on the matter, some stating it was a botch while others said it wasn’t.
The one thing that is clear is the result: Becky Lynch pinned Ronda Rousey to win the Raw and SmackDown women’s titles, and that’s what WWE wanted (even if it allegedly took a lot of arguing over a previously planned submission finish to get there).
Now, SI is jumping into the mix with a report of its own that agrees with the “it wasn’t a botch” reports while noting it was done to keep Rousey strong so she could return to WWE later on for another match. Except they go so far as to say that the company is already making “tentative” plans for a Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey rematch at WrestleMania 36 in Tampa on April 5, 2020.
They also report Rousey will have confirmation on her hand injury today, and it’s likely she’s leaving to try to have a child with Travis Browne in the meantime. I’m not entirely sure how that squares with the idea of her wrestling at this time next year, but I suppose that’s why the plans are “tentative.”
Stay tuned for more, because there surely will be updates to come on all of this.