Ronda Rousey has been absent from the WWE since the WrestleMania 35 main event. She recently had a chat with Digital Spy, where she claimed that the travelling in WWE is very tedious and it is something she does not miss at all.
Promoting the new World Of Warcraft Shadowlands video game, she spoke about the problems associated with the travelling schedule of the company. Rousey asserted her stance by reiterating a statement made by fellow wrestler Sarah Logan, where she had said that she wrestles for free but pays for travelling.
To make matters worse, the travelling would often rile up the injuries and brought up back issues due to the travelling done after taking bumps in the ring.
“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,” she said. “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.
The travelling made Rousey’s back injury worse over the course of time
Rousey explained how the travelling and the bumps made the case of her back injury even worse. The former RAW Women’s Champion claimed that at times, all she wanted to do was lay down and keep her legs up, however, that was not possible due to the intense travelling.
“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 it all, it was the absolute worse.”
Moreover, an unhealed injury during the time of her WWE signing made things worse for her. Being a former MMA star, Rousey was no stranger to injuries, but it made her life difficult in the pro wrestling world riddled with constant and unforgiving travelling.
“My bottom vertebrae in my back is actually broken in half,” she added. “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.”
While being absent from the WWE for around 18 months now, Rousey’s contract runs till WrestleMania 37, which is expected to take place in 2021.