Ronda Rousey wrestled her first official match at WrestleMania 34, and she last wrestled when she competed in the main event of WrestleMania 35. At this point it’s not clear when Rousey might be returning, but it doesn’t sound like she’s in a hurry to get back to the wrestling lifestyle.
While speaking with Digital Spy about the harder aspects of being a WWE star, Rousey noted that not being able to lay down after taking bumps was her least favorite thing about the job.
“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.”
“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 travelling you’re just sitting upright all the time and my back would kill me. So the actual act of travelling I do not miss it all, it was the absolute worse.”
Rousey went on to say that life on the road was even more difficult due to a back injury she suffered before joining WWE.
“My bottom vertebrae in my back is actually broken in half. So that has something to do with it. But travelling on a broken back is the absolute worst. I love being home on my extra firm Tempur-Pedic mattress every night.”