Former Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey was one of two women unsuccessful in the quest to become a dual-women’s champion on Sunday night in the historic main event of WrestleMania 35. Despite the confusing finish, it was a match filled with physicality, and Rousey apparently came out of it feeling the effects the most. According to Dave Meltzer on “Wrestling Observer Radio” following the show, Rousey sustained a broken hand during the bout that he described as “severe.”
Rousey entered the first women’s main event in WrestleMania history as the Raw women’s champion to square off with SmackDown women’s champion Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a match with a winner-take-all stipulation attached. In the end, Lynch was able to reverse a Piper’s Pit finisher attempt from Rousey into a crucifix pinfall to stand tall on the biggest stage of the year as the new dual-women’s champion.
Batista has always stated that he if got his WrestleMania match with Triple H he’s desired for a long time that he would retire from in-ring competition afterwards. Well, “The Animal” is a man of his word. Following WrestleMania 35 on Sunday and his loss to his longtime friend in a no holds barred match, Batista took to Instagram to officially announce his retirement from in-ring action while thanking the fans for the opportunity to entertain us throughout the years.
So now that WrestleMania 35 is out of the way, we can get down to the real business fans look forward to every year: the Raw after WrestleMania! Monday’s show that will no doubt again be filled with rabid fans coming off the WrestleMania high emanates from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and announced for the show are segments with Lynch, new universal champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, now two-time intercontinental champion Finn Balor and new Raw tag team champions Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins.