I guess not everyone knows about Rousey. Wrestling is a unique form of entertainment as it is presented as real but there is a (mostly) open secret that what you are seeing is not real. That makes for some interesting moments, especially when those lines are blurred. Sometimes people forget that the lines exist though and then you can get some rather questionable moments, which was the case on a big stage this week.
Back in 2018, Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut at the Royal Rumble and was instantly one of the biggest stars in the company. You don’t see that happen very often but it worked out well for Rousey, who came off like an absolute natural. This led to her headlining WrestleMania 35 in a triple threat match against Becky Lynch and Charlotte, which had quite the build. It turns out that it had quite the impact on some people.
According to Politico, the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services Michael Caputo was designing an advertising campaign featuring celebrities talking about defeating despair involving the Coronavirus. Rousey’s name was on the list of potential participants and her answer is pending. In a section for additional notes, Rousey’s storyline arrest from the April 1, 2018 Monday Night Raw is mentioned. Other real life arrests are mentioned for other potential participants elsewhere on the list.
That’s some fine acting. Check out what had the federal government convinced:
Opinion: I know this is something that seems a little ridiculous, but isn’t it kind of what WWE is shooting for? Isn’t the idea supposed to be to make people believe what they are hearing and seeing on television? Of course it sounds absurd from a fan’s perspective and it is something that could have been explained in about ten seconds, but well done on convincing people. I think?
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