Ronda Rousey suspended indefinitely after attacking ref at SummerSlam

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Ronda Rousey has been suspended indefinitely by the WWE after she attacked referee Dan Engler at SummerSlam.

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Rousey, 35, flipped Engler and pinned the 44-year-old after she lost the women’s title match to Liv Morgan in front of a sold-out crowd at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

“Rousey’s going to be fined, or perhaps worse,” a WWE broadcaster speculated, according to PEOPLE.

On Tuesday, the WWE released an official statement saying that Rousey “has been fined an undisclosed amount and will be suspended.”

“An irate Rousey attacked the official after her SmackDown Women’s Title Match, claiming he missed Liv Morgan tapping out to the armbar while he counted the pinfall,” the statement continued.

As a result of the suspension, Rousey will not appear this week on Friday Night SmackDown.

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Rousey, a former UFC champ and Olympic medalist, made her WWE debut alongside The Rock at WrestleMania 31.

After SummerSlam, Rousey took to Instagram to accuse the WWE of playing favorites with Morgan. “Hey @wwe if you guys could stop screwing me to put over your golden girls at every major ppv [pay-per-view]that’d be greaaaaat,” she wrote a series of images of her in the ring.

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In response, Morgan took to social media to celebrate her victory. “STILL SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION,” she wrote on Instagram, adding that she is now the “NEW baddest woman on the planet,” Stealing Rousey’s moniker.

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In the lead up to their match, Morgan told TMZ that she admired what Rousey had done in her fighting career, buted that there was no love lost between the two.

“Ronda, I respect you,” the SmackDown champ started. “You’ve done so much for women in sports and women in WWE. But I love this [belt] more than you, bitch. So this title is coming home with me.”

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