WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey has revealed that an audible had to be called in a recent championship match.
Rousey faced former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Shotzi at WWE Survivor Series: WarGames on November 26, in a match which saw Rousey retain her title.
Speaking during a gaming stream, Rousey discussed the match, revealing that an audible had to be called at one point to help cut the match down to the length it needed to be:
“What really bummed me out is when my favorite thing in matches which is turning around a hostile crowd and we’re in Boston so of course they’re hostile because, you know, they’re angry at the fact that they live there and right when we got them turned around with the ‘holy s**ts’ and the crossbody into the fans, I’m like, f**k yeah, we’re turning it around.
“We got all the awesome s**t coming up and then Shotzi rolls me in the ring and they’re like, ‘Get out of there.’
“They’re basically like, ‘Plan B, get out of there. We’re out of time, you gotta go.’ I’m like, ‘What!?’
“And she was going up and I’m like, sorry girl and I had to run up and throw her down and throw her in the Piper’s armbar and get out of there because that’s what they were telling me on my mics because I guess the match before us went over by like six minutes (AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor) and they were really concerned about going over on time and match after us was a three-way so they wouldn’t be able to communicate with each other.
“They couldn’t cut that out (WarGames) so it was like the only place where they could get that time back.
“So, I was kind of bummed though because we worked on that match for two weeks and we were really excited about it and I feel like I really kind of failed Shotzi.”
Rousey also addressed the botched DDT spot from the bout, admitting that she ‘f**ked up’.
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