The latest twist on the road to the Raw Women's Title match at WrestleMania has come in the form of a fine for Ronda Rousey.
Now that Fastlane is done and dusted, the WrestleMania card has really started to take shape. Triple H versus Batista has been officially announced, as has The Miz's match with Shane McMahon, and we also know that the show will play host to Kurt Angle's last match. More important than all that is the confirmation that the Raw Women's Title will be defended in a triple threat match.
It's probably fair to say that most fans wanted the first ever women's match to close WrestleMania to be a one on one between Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey. WWE clearly did not want that and if the match does close the show, it will also include Charlotte Flair. The three-way rivalry has been a rollercoaster ride so far, and the best thing about it has been not knowing what is real and what isn't.
When it comes to that blurred line, WWE's latest move was not a very thought out one. Fans have been arguing over whether what Rousey said about the business during an episode of her own vlog was her own idea or if she was told to say it by WWE. Her appearance on Raw further implied that it was indeed the latter, and news broken on Friday confirmed that.
It was revealed via WWE.com that Rousey has been fined an undisclosed amount for her "unprofessional behavior" this past week on Raw. The champ attacked Dana Brooke when she confronted her in the ring and then proceeded to slap a referee who was trying to stop The Rowdy One from doing more damage. That plus a "fine" four days later very much screams storyline.
It might seem as if there is still a lot of time between now and WrestleMania, but there really isn't. Just a little more than three weeks to go. That's three more episodes each of Raw and SmackDown Live. There has been a lot of build already to this triple threat, and we still have three more weeks to go. We are extremely excited to see how Rousey reacts to her fine and everything else that unfolds between now and 'Mania.