We knew Ronda Rousey winning the Royal Rumble would melt the internet. We didn’t know if would melt the WrestleMania sign at Sat., Jan. 29’s WWE
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Okay, it was pyro, not heat from Rousey haters. And I don’t even know that it was Rousey’s celebratory fireworks or anything (actually, pretty much everyone on site in Missouri says it was in fact Ronda’s pyro). But the sign did catch fire, and forced the evacuation of fans seated beneath it at St. Louis’ The Dome at America’s Center.
The fireworks that went off on the #WrestleMania sign after Ronda Rousey won appear to have melted it. The entirety of the section below the sign has been evacuated. #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/Nb0oMoN6WJ— Louis Dangoor (@TheLouisDangoor) January 30, 2022
This obviously distracted the audience during Becky Lynch’s match with Doudrop. Lynch even incorporated it into her act, saying “I set that sign on fire, cause I’m straight fire” early on in the bout.
Fortunately, it didn’t impede the match. Even more importantly, the crack WWE production team got the situation under control without anyone being hurt.
And it’s being lifted back into place. Thank goodness... what would the winner of the men’s Rumble have pointed at otherwise?
Follow along with our Royal Rumble live blog here to find out who does the pointing.
UPDATE: IT HAPPENED AGAIN!
The sign is on fire again!!! pic.twitter.com/dNYuIzUJVR— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 30, 2022
Signed is being lowered again to put it out pic.twitter.com/QvfnpbiXe8— Will Washington (@WilliamRBR) January 30, 2022
Pretty good metaphor for this year’s Rumble, honestly.