It’s a dangerous sport. There are all kinds of ways for a wrestler to be written off of television and many of them can be used to advance a storyline. These can be in the form of another wrestler doing something to get rid of their rival, including attacking them rather violently. That happened twice this week and it has resulted in a wrestler being written onto the shelf.

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This week’s SmackDown featured a backstage segment where Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler attacked Raquel Rodriguez and slammed her arm in an equipment case. Later in the night, Rodriguez teamed with Shotzi against Baszler and Rousey, both of whom did further damage to her arm. Shotzi announced that Rodriguez had suffered a broken arm and a dislocated elbow. There is no word on how long Rodriguez will be out of action, though there is nothing to suggest that this is anything but a storyline.

It was a rough night. Check out what happened to Rodriguez:

Opinion: This feels like a story that is meant to be a bigger deal later on, as Rodriguez very well could be coming for revenge on Baszler and Rousey. Rodriguez had a heck of a match with Rousey earlier this year and a rematch for the title wouldn’t surprise me. Rousey needs some new challengers and if WWE is ready to elevate Rodriguez, we could be in for a pretty awesome showdown.

Where do you see this going? Will Rodriguez take the title from Rousey? Let us know in the comments below.

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