Mickie James poked the bear one too many times. In this case the bear has Olympic Judo credentials, lightening fast armbar skills and is named Ronda Rousey.
The main event of tonight’s (Apr. 23) Monday night Raw featured a 10 woman tag team match featuring the Riott Squad, James and Alexa Bliss taking on Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Ember Moon and Natalya.
In back half of the match, Natalya locked Mickie James in the Sharp Shooter in the center of the ring and the match appeared to be all but over. Quick to react, Sarah Logan hit a chop block that took out Natalya’s knee and shifted the focus of the main event to her injury.
An absolutely RUTHLESS attack by @sarahloganwwe...#RAW #10WomanTag pic.twitter.com/VTwyHp5Hwm— WWE (@WWE) April 24, 2018
Hobbling on a bum knee, James repeatedly attacked Natalya to point of almost embarrassing her. Thrown to the outside, James continued to pick on her injured opponent until Rousey’s music hit and the former UFC champion stormed the ring.
Not to be one-upped, James proceeded to cheap shot Rousey while she checked on Natalya.
If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that @NatbyNature has a friend in @RondaRousey! #RAW pic.twitter.com/mphOPQiK59— WWE (@WWE) April 24, 2018
Very bad idea.
Rousey tossed James to the mat, stepped over for an armbar submission in a singular, fluid motion.
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