Former ECW and WWE star says a Rousey-Holm quarrel was fixed
November 17, 2015 - WWE
Taz, a former ECW Heavyweight Champion and longtime WWE announcer, has a unequivocally engaging speculation about Holly Holm’s intolerable win over Ronda Rousey. In a parlance of veteran wrestling, Taz pronounced on his radio uncover Monday that he believes that a categorical eventuality of UFC 193 was a “work,” definition a outcome was designed in sequence to best offer UFC. According to Taz, carrying Ronda Rousey (who publicly settled she designed to “disappear” for a while) remove her championship was a many auspicious outcome for Dana White and UFC.
Via CBS Local:
“This has been finished in a wrestling attention for years. A man or lady is going to take a mangle or go away, or has an damage that they have to tend to, whatever a reasons are, and they’re a champion – we take a championship off of them. You do not wish your champion sitting home or creation a movie, ‘Roadhouse 2′ or whatever Rousey’s going to do… You don’t wish that chairman sitting home for five, six, 7 months with that championship. It’s bad for business.”
He’s got a indicate there. Just final month during WWE’s Hell in a Cell, John Cena lost his United States Championship to Alberto Del Rio in what was his final compare before a designed two-month break. Cena, like Rousey, is a such a large star that possessing a championship belt doesn’t unequivocally make him any some-more renouned than he already is, so a association is improved off elevating someone else by giving them a title.
“If we demeanour during a tangible K.O. – now, she did get nailed, Rousey, with several shots before a finish of a fight. Nothing that was like ‘oh my god,’ though she got popped a few times. But if we demeanour during a tangible knockout, as Rousey, she went for kind of a idle punch or something – not idle though she kind of missed – and as she spun to spin around her behind was kind of incited to Holm. And as she solemnly turned, a high turn kick, we trust it was a left foot, or left leg of Holm, catches Rousey, drops Rousey… I’m revelation we right now, that whole series, was a work. And I’m not certain who was in on it and who wasn’t though we know this much: a ref substantially wasn’t in on it. Maybe he was we don’t know. Rousey was in on it – and again, this is all my opinion. Holm competence not have been in on it.”
This is where Taz’s evidence gets a small shaky. Holly Holm had one of a many considerable performances in UFC story and comprehensively dominated Rousey — though it didn’t seem like Rousey wasn’t trying. It’s a wild theory, though it’s not a initial time UFC has been accused of regulating fights.
(Thanks to Cageside Seats for pity this story.)