Ronda Rousey is certainly the most well-known name to make her way from the world of combat sports to professional wrestling. She continues to hone her craft and is now more comfortable in her current role. She also pitched using thumbtacks during a match and WWE ended up rejecting the idea entirely.
At WWE Extreme Rules, Ronda Rousey challenged Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in an Extreme Rules match. When all was said and done, Rousey defeated Morgan to become the new champion.
While the match featured some standard weapons like steel chairs, a bat, and a table, Rousey and Morgan had bigger plans for the match. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the two women wanted to incorporate more extreme elements typically seen in men’s hardcore matches, such as thumbtacks. However, their idea was ultimately rejected, leaving Rousey feeling frustrated with the limitations placed on their bout.
Rousey took to Instagram to express her frustration, blasting the “octogenarians” of WWE for their lack of investment in women’s storylines. Her comments came as a surprise to many, considering that Extreme Rules had taken place several months prior. Nonetheless, Rousey made it clear that she felt their feud could have been much more exciting had more effort been put into it behind the scenes.
Liv Morgan has also expressed her desire to compete in more violent matches such as Hell in a Cell bouts, Steel Cage matches, and Street Fights. This weekend at WrestleMania 39, Rousey and Morgan will have the opportunity to face off once again, but this time in a four-way women’s showcase tag team match. Rousey will be partnering up with Shayna Baszler, while Morgan will be teaming up with Raquel Rodriguez. Only time will tell if WWE will eventually let women’s matches become more hardcore. Keep checking back at Thirsty For News for more.
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