Ronda Rousey made headlines in the wrestling world with her departure from WWE following her SummerSlam match against Shayna Baszler the previous year, opting to take a break from professional wrestling. However, she has recently drawn attention by revealing several unexpected revelations about her time in WWE, including claiming that Stephanie McMahon gave her a concussion.

During an interview with Rick Ucchino of, Ronda Rousey talked about sustaining injuries during her time with WWE.

Ronda revealed that she suffered a concussion after being slapped by Stephanie McMahon at Elimination Chamber in 2018. Additionally, she mentioned getting an open-hand slap from Nikki Bella in the days leading up to their match at Evolution, which left her seeing stars and with a headache for the rest of the day.

Rousey admitted that she didn’t initially want to speak up about her injuries out of fear that it would affect her scheduled matches. She had a lifetime of experience hiding concussions but now feels more comfortable being open about her injuries.


“It gave me a concussion [Being slapped by Stephanie McMahon at Elimination Chamber in 2018]. Nikki Bella gave me an open hand slap [in the days leading to their match at Evolution] and I was seeing stars and I had a headache for the rest of the day.”

“I didn’t wanna say anything. I didn’t want them to say, ‘Oh, you can’t do this match that you’ve been preparing for. You can’t do this, can’t do that. And I had a lifetime of experience hiding concussions. And so now that I’ve basically putting all of that behind me, I can finally be open about these things.”

Ronda Rousey even told Triple H that she simply could not be associated with mediocrity and also accused WWE of discriminating against women for resources. It is likely Ronda Rousey will bring more revelations to the forefront soon enough.

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