SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey has reflected on a botched spot in her Survivor Series match and admits she “f*cked it up” but only to keep Shotzi safe.
At Survivor Series WarGames Ronda Rousey put her SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line against Shotzi. Continuing her run of dominance on the blue brand Rousey forced Shotzi to submit with her patented armbar.
However, there was a spot in the match that many noticed did not go exactly to plan. Speaking on her gaming stream on YouTube Ronda Rousey explained what went wrong with the spot where Shotzi was meant to DDT Rousey on the apron and the alarming response from some fans because of it:
“You ever wake up from a deep sleep and think of a cringe moment in your life? And you lay awake in bed? Well, I had one of those this morning. I woke up at 6:30 this morning and I was like, oh God. That DDT on the apron [Rousey laughed].”
“So let me explain what happened. I actually pitched that spot because I loved that she [Shotzi] does that but we couldn’t practice it in my ring because the ropes were too loose, and then we couldn’t practice it when we got to the arena because there was these big cages.”
“So, everybody was like — I’ve taken DDTs before but I’ve never helped anybody over the floor so they were like, ‘Okay, you gotta have your hand here on her leg, another hand on her hip and you’re gonna guide her over’ and everyone was so focused on, ‘Gotta guide her over. Guide her to the floor’ that it was literally all that was on my mind when it happened and so when I was like, guide her and when she was down, I was like, oh f*ck. Just go to where you’re supposed to go.”
“So, yeah, I f*cked it up because I was so concerned with keeping somebody safe and a lot of times when you see me do something the first time, it’s the first time I ever did it. It’s the first time I ever did it, I was really concerned with keeping Shotzi safe and I made it look bad and you know what? I’m sorry, okay. F*cking shoot me.”
“Apparently, I deserve to be fired or burned. It reminds me of Monty Python and the Holy Grail when they were like, ‘Burn her!’… There weren’t calls to fire anybody when Madcap Moss and Big E were spiked on their heads and they were like, burn her anyway! I’m so sorry that I was so concerned with keeping someone safe that I made the bump look bad.”