WWE: US Government hilariously thought top star's TV arrest was legitimate

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The US Government hilariously thought that Ronda Rousey had legitimately been arrested during a WWE show.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the US government worked on getting celebrities to film videos for their fans to educate them on the health crisis and what they could do to help.

One of the people that was considered was Rousey, but a storyline arrest on WWE TV in 2019 seemingly prevented that from happening.

Why didn’t the US Government work with Ronda Rousey in 2020?

As noted, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Donald Trump administration drew up a list of celebrities to send out public service announcements, as reported by Politico.

In 2020, the House Oversight Committee released a document which included a list of several celebrities who might be worth contacting about these PSAs.

The list also included information about the celebrities’ political allegiances, as well as some notes on their personal history, which included Ronda Rousey.

In the additional notes section next to the former UFC star’s name, it says that she was arrested during a WWE event in 2019, as you can see below, which was shared by Sports Illustrated at the time.

The US government thought that Ronda Rousey had been legitimately arrested in 2019
The US government thought that Ronda Rousey had been legitimately arrested in 2019

Why did the US Government think that Ronda Rousey had been arrested?

During the final Raw episode before WrestleMania 35 in 2019, Becky Lynch, Ronda and Charlotte Flair were all arrested (in storyline) after a wild brawl to help build their big main event.

Of course, the trio weren’t really arrested and this was all part of the scripted TV show, but the Trump administration seemingly thought it was legitimate.

You can see footage of the segment in which the US government thought that Rousey had been legitimately arrested below…

Video: Ronda Rousey was arrested by WWE during 2019 segment

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Ronda Rousey vs Liv Morgan at SummerSlam
Ronda Rousey vs Liv Morgan at SummerSlam

What are WWE’s plans for Ronda Rousey right now?

Ronda is set to be in action at WWE Extreme Rules on Saturday night, challenging Liv Morgan for her SmackDown Women’s Championship.

The belief amongst fans is that Triple H may be giving Rousey back her SmackDown Women’s title at the show this weekend ahead of a big WrestleMania program.

As of now, it’s speculated that Rousey will be in action at WrestleMania 39, against either Becky Lynch or Shayna Baszler, the latter of whom WWE has been teasing a program with for the last few weeks.

For all the latest news on Ronda Rousey’s plans within WWE, make sure you stay tuned to GiveMeSport.

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