“It Was the Absolute Worse”- Ronda Rousey Reveals the Hardest Part of Being a WWE Wrestler

Published 12/24/2020, 8:29 AM EST


Ronda Rousey turned the WWE Women’s roster on its head with an impressive debut year, wrecking any challenger that stood before her. Her dominance during the time was unparalleled.

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Even though she has been out for quite some time now, Rousey does not miss one particular aspect of being a professional wrestler. 

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In a recent interview with Stephanie Chase of Digital Spy, Ronda Rousey revealed what the hardest part of being a WWE wrestler was.

“I love wrestling but I think it was maybe Sarah Rowe (Sarah Logan) who told me this, she wrestles for free but they pay her to travel,” said Rousey.

“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.”

WWE is known for its straining tour schedules that put its stars up in constant matches and performances. Being the main card of WWE that year, Rousey was in constant action and had to travel most of the time.

“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,” revealed Rousey. “So the actual act of traveling I do not miss it all, it was the absolute worse.”

Ronda Rousey is still plagued by a back injury

Rousey suffered a horrible back injury before joining WWE. The injury proved to be a major setback for her after every match. It would continue to pain her while traveling.

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“My bottom vertebrae in my back is actually broken in half,” said Rousey. “So that has something to do with it. But traveling on a broken back is the absolute worst. I love being home on my extra firm Tempur-Pedic mattress every night.”

Fans eagerly await the return of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey to the ring. She has been out for a suspiciously long period of time and the Women’s division does seem empty without her. 

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For now, she continues enjoying her hiatus playing World of Warcraft and exploring the world outside of professional wrestling and MMA. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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