WrestleMania 35 is in the history books and plenty of fans are waking up on Monday morning with some burning questions. Mainly they would like to know why Ronda Rousey’s shoulders were up during her pinfall loss to Becky Lynch.
Dave Meltzer explained during Wrestling Observer Radio why Corey Graves brought attention to the fact that Ronda Rousey’s shoulders were up in the first place. After all, if he would have kept quiet about it then a lot of people might not have realized this big botch.
“That was the finish because people were out there going, ‘The referee screwed up,'”
“None of that’s true, but she wasn’t supposed to get the shoulders up. That was just — it just happened. It wasn’t that she was… I don’t believe for a second that she was trying to play a game like some of the old time guys used to do where they didn’t want to do a job and they’re kinda pressured into it so they’ll kinda raise their shoulder up to kind of tell everyone, ‘Oh I’m doing a job I don’t wanna do.’ I don’t believe for a second that she’s doing that.”
“Whatever it was her shoulder ended up coming up and they called attention to it which I thought was really weird. Backstage I know that because people did not know the commentary. I know people who were not even aware of this. Because I was going like, you know: ‘They called attention to the fact that her shoulder wasn’t up,’ and it’s like, ‘Oh, well.'”
“I don’t know if it’s Vince’s call. I don’t know if Corey Graves did it on his own because that’s what the replay showed, but the fact that they did the replay to show it makes me think that they did it in production, it’s production’s call, but you know that was the only screw up. She was supposed to be really pinned.”
Only time will tell when Ronda Rousey might elect to make a WWE return, but WrestleMania was a way to write her out of the picture.
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