Ronda Rousey has revealed her original pitch for the ending of her Extreme Rules match with Liv Morgan that would have seen thumbtacks involved.
At Extreme Rules in Philadelphia, Liv Morgan put her SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line against Ronda Rousey in an anything-goes match. Ultimately Rousey managed to trap Morgan with a version of a triangle choke that saw Morgan’s head wedged between Rousey’s shin, thigh, and a chunk of broken table leading to her losing consciousness and the referee stopping the bout.
Speaking on her own YouTube channel, Ronda Rousey explained that she had her own ideas for the end of the match and wanted to pull out the thumbtacks but was told no, and from Rousey’s comments thumbtacks might not be something seen in WWE again:
“I pitched the finish to be on thumbtacks. She would put down the thumbtacks and powerbomb me on the thumbtacks and then as a repeat of our finish before, I would go for the armbar on the thumbtacks and they would start counting the pin. Then I would have to push up to my one shoulder. Like into the thumbtacks to keep the armbar… Liv would be like bite her hand, trying not to tap out and pass out face down into the thumbtacks and have her hand protect the face.”
“They said we can’t use thumbtacks anymore. That legally we can’t like purposefully, like, injure people, like, cut through skin and stuff. I don’t know.”