Ronda Rousey has revealed her biggest fear as she returned to WWE television.
At the 2022 Royal Rumble, Ronda Rousey returned to a WWE ring for the first time since the main event of WrestleMania 35. Rousey entered at number 28 before going on to win the match and earn a World Championship opportunity at WrestleMania 38.
To put her return into greater perspective, she stepped back inside the ropes just four months after giving birth to her daughter La’akea Makalapuaokalanipõ.
Speaking on a recent Facebook steam, Rousey discussed how motherhood had opened up a whole new world of fears as she arrived back on television. Specifically, the former UFC star revealed that she was worried about lactating while she was TV, calling her decision to wear a white top on Monday Night Raw “bold.”
“Sorry if I leak through the hoodie on my screen,” she said. “On the stream, which has become my new paranoia, which is that I’m going to start lactating live on television. Like would I, well on Raw, SmackDown, or wrestling or something. That’s why like, it was pretty bold wearing the white, white shirt on Raw. Oh God, please do not lactate.”
At the Royal Rumble, Rousey’s gear was notably more conservative and less revealing than her traditional look. The former Raw Women’s Champion admitted that she didn’t feel comfortable enough wearing her regular gear yet, especially knowing she would be judged on how she looked.
““Well, you know I said it maybe four months ago, and I didn’t really feel comfortable enough to dawn my regular wrestling gear yet. But I’m working towards it,” she stated. “Because it’s, you know, it’s hard when being judged directly to how I looked three years ago.”
On February 4th, Rousey appeared on Friday Night SmackDown for the first time, confronting Charlotte Flair. It was later announced that she will challenge The Queen for the SmackDown Women’s Crown at WrestleMania 38.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.