Fine for WrestleMania Botch, Ronda’s Injury
Fightful.com is reporting that WWE has issued a fine to the referee Rod Zapata due to botched finish at the WrestleMania 35 Main Event Match where Ronda Rousey’s shoulders were not down during the pinfall.
WWE has come to the conclusion that the Referee is to blame for the incident as the count should not have been made in the first place. Fightful reported that Vince McMahon himself talked to the referee on RAW this week about it. The referee should have either waited for Ronda’s shoulders to get down or he should have let Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey come up with another ending. If the superstars had messed up the finish later, it would have come on them.
As far as the ending is concerned, there are multiple reports that the finish went just as planned apart from the botch. The participants allegedly rehearsed the ending. Also, Ronda’s arm injury might also have come in effect during the move. After unconfirmed reports of injury to Ronda, Bret Hart shared a picture with her from RAW this Monday where Ronda can be seen wearing a cast.