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“I F**ked It Up”- Ronda Rousey Discusses the Botched Spot in Her Match at Survivor Series WarGames

Rishabh Singh

Ronda Rousey botched spot

Ever since Survivor Series WarGames, Ronda Rousey has been taking flak from the fans who were disappointed with her performance in the ring against Shotzi Blackheart. Although Survivor Series WarGames was a massive success with significant matches on the card, Ronda Rousey Vs. Shotzi Blackheart for SmackDown Women’s Championship did not live up to the hype. 

As fierce as Ronda is in the ring, she is also a sensitive person in real life.  Following her fiasco with Shotzi, Ronda was in the cross-hair of everybody as #FireRondaRousey trended on Twitter.

The Rowdy One managed to hold on to her SmackDown Women’s Championship. However, she was strongly criticized for botching a DDT on the apron during the match. Rousey has since been beating herself up over failing to put-over the 30-year-old star Shotzi Blackheart. 

Ronda Rousey details what led to the botched spot during her match

Speaking on her YouTube channel “The Baddest Stream on the Planet”, the SmackDown Women’s Champion explained what led to her botching the DDT. During the match, Ronda Rousey and Shotzi were at the ring apron.

Ronda was the recipient of the DDT as Shotzi prepared the setup to pull off the move. Unfortunately, the move went horribly wrong after it was executed. Ronda’s arm was caught up in the ropes, preventing her from falling head-first on the apron and selling the move. 

“We couldn’t practice in my ring because the ropes are too loose. We couldn’t practice it when we got to the arena because there are these big cages.” Ronda stated.

Ronda also explained that she was the one who had pitched for the spot because she liked Shotzi’s DDT on the apron. She admitted that the lack of practice led to the poor execution of the move. Rousey further added that she was more concerned about Shotzi’s well-being during the move as she was instructed to guide her fall. 

“I f**ked it up because I was so concerned with keeping somebody safe and a lot of time. I was really concerned with keeping Shotzi safe and I made it look bad.” 

The length match was reportedly curtailed as it wasn’t going as per the plan. The Baddest Woman on the Planet then expressed that she felt like she had failed in putting-over Shotzi Blackheart.

Furthermore, Ronda Rousey called out on being singled out for her botch. She pointed out that nobody was blamed when Big E and Madcap Moss were subject to near-fatal botches in the ring. 

“There weren’t calls to fire anybody when Madcap Moss and Big E were spiked on their heads. ‘BURN HER ANYWAY!’ Said Ronda.

Austin Theory botches a top rope hurricanrana on WWE RAW

Following his win at Survivor Series WarGames in a triple-threat match against Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley, the new United States Champion Austin Theory defended his title against Mustafa Ali in a match on Monday Night Raw.

During the match, Theory sat on the top turnbuckle to receive a hurricanrana from Mustafa Ali. However, the move went wrong as Theory failed to guide Ali, leading to both men crashing on the mat awkwardly. 

Fortunately, none of them were hurt after the poor execution. Theory even showed contrition backstage as he owned up to his fault of not directing the move properly.

According to a new report from Fightful, the original plan was for Theory to counter the hurricanrana into a powerbomb by lifting Ali back onto his shoulders followed by Ali countering again into a hurricanrana. However, Theory could not manage to hold onto Ali which occasioned the awkward fall.

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Rishabh Singh

Rishabh Singh


Rishabh has been a pro wrestling aficionado for two decades. As a gullible seven-year-old kid he believed that his dad could only be defeated by The Undertaker. His love for pro wrestling is visible in his writing. Over the years, he took inspiration from his favorite wrestling icons and adopted fitness lifestyle. He is a big proponent of exercise. Besides that, he is a movement coach, a Steelmaceflow artist, and a Krav Maga instructor.

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