Former ECW champ and WWE announcer Taz has an interesting theory on Holly Holm’s epic upset of previously undefeated Ronda Rousey – the fix was in.
It all hinges on Rousey stating earlier that she ‘planned to “disappear” for a while,’ per USA TODAY Sports (oh, and of course the whole professional wrestling angle).
“This has been done in the wrestling industry for years,” taz said, per CBS Sports. “A guy or girl is going to take a break or go away, or has an injury that they have to tend to, whatever the reasons are, and they’re a champion – you take the championship off of them. You do not want your champion sitting home or making a movie, ‘Roadhouse 2′ or whatever Rousey’s going to do… You don’t want that person sitting home for five, six, seven months with that championship. It’s bad for business.”
“If you look at the actual K.O. – now, she did get nailed, Rousey, with several shots before the finish of the fight. Nothing that was like ‘oh my god,’ but she got popped a few times. But if you look at the actual knockout, as Rousey, she went for kind of a lazy punch or something – not lazy but she kind of missed – and as she spun to turn around her back was kind of turned to Holm. And as she slowly turned, a high round kick, I believe it was the left foot, or left leg of Holm, catches Rousey, drops Rousey… I’m telling you right now, that whole series, was the work. And I’m not sure who was in on it and who wasn’t but I know this much: the ref probably wasn’t in on it. Maybe he was I don’t know. Rousey was in on it – and again, this is all my opinion. Holm might not have been in on it.”