Pro wrestling is, in this writer’s humble opinion, at its absolute best when it leans all the way into its potential to be dumb but fun. That’s exactly what WWE did with its WrestleMania 35 main event participants on the go home episode of Monday Night Raw in Washington D.C.
No, really, that’s what the creative team at WWE came up with as the big angle to send us into the biggest match of the year, at the biggest show of the year. Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair got into a brawl after teaming up in a match, beat up some security guards along the way, were then arrested by a bunch of Paul Blarts for it, kept fighting despite being in cuffs, and were ultimately dragged off to a “local precinct” before being “released from police custody of their own recognizance” with a court date scheduled for an unspecified date in the future.
I cannot do it justice by simply describing it. You have to see it for yourself:
Everything about this was incredibly dumb, and just so much fun, from the cops looking like mall security, to said cops being stupid enough to put Ronda and Becky in the same car, to the goofy kick fighting, to Rousey somehow hopping into the front seat and driving a car into another car with no hands, to her then sticking her head out the back window she previously kicked out and jawing at Lynch so much she didn’t notice Charlotte right in front of her lining up a flying knee to the face. I could go on and on forever.
The story for this match still mostly sucks, but at least they did something so fun I couldn’t care any less about it. This was awesome, and made even better when WWE went ahead and promoted Rousey’s upcoming appearance on the TODAY show this coming Thursday just moments after she stole a cop car and crashed it into another cop car while she was in the process of being arrested.
Your WrestleMania main event, folks.