Ronda Rousey suspended from RAW after violent outburst

Lula Sharp
June 20, 2018

She first attacked Bliss, and when Angle attempted to intervene, he too was on the receiving end of several body strikes and briefcase shots from the former UFC champion.

Rousey has always had an affinity for pro-wrestling, using the moniker "Rowdy", inspired by her admiration for WWE legend Roddy Piper. Angle then suspended Rousey as punishment. Rousey challenged title holder Nia Jax in a one-on-one affair that was well received by fans.

Ronda Rousey stated she'll be coming for Alexa Bliss after her 30-day suspension. Bliss smacked Rousey in the back with a briefcase, beat Jax, and lifted the women's championship title, one she wanted to celebrate during a promo on "Raw" the next day.

Rousey faced Nia Jax Sunday at Money In The Bank for the Raw Women's Championship, and instead of dismantling her opponent inside of 10 minutes as Lesnar would, Rousey helped Nia Jax have what might have been her best performance inside of a WWE ring.

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Pushing Rousey into a title match so soon was probably a mistake in the long run, but I'm also not sure WWE had many options with Rousey.

As noted, RAW General Manager Kurt Angle announced on this week's show that Ronda Rousey has been suspended for 30 days. The reigning champion going into Sunday night's encounter, she has become one of the best performers on the roster over the past year.

Rousey wasn't the typical smiling Ronda Rousey we've seen in recent weeks and leading up to Money in the Bank. What will the fallout from the explosive event mean for Monday Night Raw? It was her intensity (and her ability in the cage) that made her such a draw in the UFC.

The intensity Rousey showed in the angle on Monday night hopefully carries over when she returns to television in a month.

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