Reports suggest Rousey could be out of action until 2020.
If there were any questions about the legitimacy of Ronda Rousey’s “severely broken” hand, new images of the former WWE Raw Women’s champion should put any doubt to rest.
As seen in photos shared by TMZ, Rousey is now sporting a cast on her right hand, following reports that Rousey underwent surgery on Tuesday. She is expected to miss a significant amount of time, and there’s a chance she won’t be back in the ring until 2020.
Rousey injured her hand during the Triple Threat title match against Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch at Wrestlemania 35 on April 7. The UFC Hall of Famer dropped her title to Lynch that night and has not appeared on WWE programming since.
In the lead-up to Wrestlemania, reports surfaced that Rousey planned to take time away from WWE after the PPV event in order to start a family with her husband, Travis Browne. Rousey seemingly confirmed those rumors early this week when she shared a photo of her and Brown kissing, along with the caption “ImpregnationVacation.”
While Rousey takes some time off, WWE Women’s champion Becky Lynch has already planted the seeds to keep their feud alive for whenever Rousey is cleared for action again. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, “The Man” took some more jabs at Ronda, including how the UFC Hall of Famer “couldn’t hack” the WWE schedule.
Lynch tells SI:
“Only four months after having a part-time schedule, after making her debut at WrestleMania – having been on the cover of everything, just handed everything, she was crying in her kitchen about how she couldn’t make her husband breakfast. She couldn’t hack our schedule. Yet we do this every single night, 52 weeks a year, yet she couldn’t handle it for four months.”