Fireworks Melt WrestleMania Sign at 2022 WWE Royal Rumble After Ronda Rousey Win

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 30, 2022

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In what might qualify as a foreboding harbinger, WWE briefly had to move fans from their seats at the Royal Rumble because the WrestleMania 38 sign began melting.

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Fans had to be evacuated after the WrestleMania sign melted during Ronda Rousey’s pyro.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalRumble?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalRumble</a><br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanRossSapp?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SeanRossSapp</a>)<a href="https://t.co/0ESbuJ8B53">pic.twitter.com/0ESbuJ8B53</a>

After her victory in the women's Royal Rumble match, Ronda Rousey performed the staple celebration of pointing toward the WrestleMania sign. That set off a series of pyrotechnics that apparently went awry.

Luckily the situation was resolved in short order.

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Fans under the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wrestlemania?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Wrestlemania</a> sign are being allowed back in their seats, just in time for the Lesnar/Lashley title match. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalRumble?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalRumble</a><br><br>Guessing WWE has a few "make goods" to divvy out! <a href="https://t.co/ExRxwoAeeU">pic.twitter.com/ExRxwoAeeU</a>

The men's Royal Rumble match winner may not get to enjoy the same kind of decadence that followed Rousey's triumph, though.