The Road to WrestleMania: Where Nightmares Become Reality

LaToya Ferguson
Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne (source: WWE)

After last week’s “unprofessional actions” (taking out a referee during her beatdown of Dana Brooke) on Monday Night RAW, Ronda Rousey was fined an undisclosed amount by the WWE. But she’s still on the Road to WrestleMania, and this week, she showed up to RAW—late—with husband and one-half of the Browsey Acres power couple, Travis Browne, by her side.

As she walked into the arena, Office Referee John Cone stopped the RAW Women’s Championship to remind her she was late (as if she cared) and inform her that WWE hired extra security to prevent “another incident” like last week (at this point, it was really clear she didn’t care).

Then, it was time for Ronda’s championship defense against a very bold, brave—but maybe not-so-bright—Dana Brooke. Before the match, with Ronda already in the ring, Charly Caruso spoke to Dana, asking her if she knew what she was getting into. Because Ronda Rousey is Ronda Rousey and Dana Brooke is… Well, you know. Charly didn’t actually finish that thought, so Dana spoke for her instead:

“I’m Dana Brooke. And this is the Road to WrestleMania. Where dreams become reality. And underdogs make history.”

According to Dana, all she has to do in this match is just be better than Ronda for three seconds. Oh, Dana.

Ronda Rousey (c) def. Dana Brooke, for the RAW Women’s Championship

One knee to the face, a couple more knees to the gut, an armbar, and it was over for Dana Brooke. But Ronda wouldn’t let go as Dana screamed for someone to make her stop. So eventually, another referee came out to put a stop to this… so Ronda pushed him, just like she did to a referee last week.

Ronda then went to ringside to kiss Travis, beating up a security guard who put his hands on her, with Travis getting in on the beatdown too with an elbow to another guard who tried to subdue his wife. But while Ronda was more than ready to take on every security guard surrounding her, Travis pulled her over the barricade and took her to the back.

(Ed. note: After all the madness, Travis celebrated in the Slack channel. He also suggested you all purchase the LIMITED EDITION “Break Kayfabe” t-shirt at the shop!)

As for Dana Brooke, it looks like her nightmare became a reality tonight.

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