Ronda Rousey recalls the hardest part of being a WWE Star. The former UFC Champion joined the promotion back in 2018.
The first ever WWE Women’s Royal Rumble saw Ronda Rousey make her first appearance as a WWE star. She would eventually become the RAW Women’s champion; a run that culminated with a Wrestlemania main event in 2019.
The match also featured Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. Charlotte also had her SmackDown Women’s championship on the line. Becky would eventually win the match and crowned herself as the only women so far to hold both of WWE’s Women championships at the same time.
Ronda Rousey recalls the hardest part of being a WWE Star
That historic match would be the last time Rousey would ever appear inside a WWE ring. It is currently unknown if she will ever make a return to the promotion. She has spoken about her love for wrestling in multiple interviews since and she reiterated the love once again recently.
“I love wrestling but I think it was maybe Sarah Rowe (Sarah Logan in WWE) who told me this, she wrestles for free but they pay her to travel,” Rousey told Stephanie Chase of Digital Spy. “The hardest part I think was just not being able to lay down horizontally, you know.
“Taking a bunch of hard bumps, your back hurts and you just want to lay down. All I wanted to do between shows is lay down with my legs up and traveling you’re just sitting upright all the time and my back would kill me. So the actual act of traveling, I do not miss at all, it was the absolute worst.”
“My bottom vertebrae in my back is actually broken in half. So that has something to do with it,” she revealed. “But traveling on a broken back is the absolute worst. I love being home on my extra firm Tempur-Pedic mattress every night.”
Many have previously spoken about the WWE’s nightmarish travelling schedule. However, with the ongoing pandemic, the WWE now run all their program from Florida itself. There have also been reports that the WWE is considering doing away with house shows. With a lighter travelling schedule now, is a Ronda Rousey return on the cards?
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