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WWE Star — Hauls Ass to Monday Night Raw … BUSTED for Speeding

WWE Star Ricardo Rodriguez got a traffic-stop smackdown yesterday … when cops nailed the wrestler for speeding while on his way to film Monday Night Raw.

Sources tell TMZ, Rodriguez put the pedal to the metal — allegedly clocking 70 mph in a 55 mph zone — when cops pulled him over … mere miles from the Greensboro, NC Coliseum where last night’s show was being held.

R-Rod knows when he’s been made (photo below) … and accepted the ginormous $200 speeding ticket with no objections.

We’re told the ticket was so expensive because Rodriguez was speeding through a construction zone (note the orange cones) … which is a big no-no on any road.

Remember people … mind the cone zone.