Ronda Rousey took part in a WWE segment in 2019 where she was placed under arrest for stealing a police car and crashing it into another, after a parking lot brawl with fellow WWE stars Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. Of course, the vast majority of the population now accept the fact that WWE and other professional wrestling organisations are entirely fabricated storylines and matches. Apparently this information never actually reached the US Department of Health and Human Services or more specifically, the assistant secretary of public affairs, Michael Caputo.
Wrestle Inc. originally reported the story that the entirely fake arrest of Ronda Rousey was somehow logged as a real incident by the government department. The aforementioned Caputo had the bright idea of putting together a $300 million dollar taxpayer-funded advertising campaign designed to fight the despair that people were facing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. There was a total of at least 247 celebrities being considered for participation in the campaign, with Ronda Rousey being one of them.
Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ordered a review of the campaign and Politico reported that it will no longer run before the 2020 election, if the campaign ever runs at all. The internal documents that show which celebrities were considered and what stage of the process they were at, were then released to the public. In the department’s assessment of Ronda Rousey, the field for additional notes reads: “Publicly supported Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders for 2016 election. Anti-feminist views at times. Arrested during WWE event in 2019.” Watching the below video of the “arrest”, it’s hard to imagine how anyone confused this for a real event.