Ronda Rousey was "arrested" by phoney police on the 1 April 2019 episode of Raw. That angle was part of the killer build towards a three-way match (also involving Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair) at WrestleMania 35. It was a memorable moment, but some people took it rather seriously.
"Some people" don't get pro wrestling.
The Department of Health & Human Services recently kickstarted an ad campaign to "defeat despair" surrounding the ongoing health pandemic. HHS assistant secretary of public affairs Michael Caputo's $300 million (taxpayer-funded) campaign hinged on celeb involvement and support.
News site POLITICO recently dissected the campaign and noted that Rousey's kayfabe arrest was listed as a real thing. That is not a joke. Check out the document itself for proof, then start rolling your eyes at how the outside world views WWE's product.
"Publicly supported Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders for 2016 election. Anti-feminist views at times. Arrested during WWE event in 2019."
That's what Ronda's listing said. In other words, both the Department of Health & Human Services and POLITICO were happy to treat this storyline arrest as a genuine moment in Rousey's life. Someone needs to smarten these folks up.
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