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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Ronda Rousey shares story of her nasty finger injury

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The finger injury that Ronda Rousey suffered while shooting FOX drama show “9-1-1” is nothing to joke about.

Earlier Tuesday, we shared details of the report regarding the nasty injury Rousey sustained and how she kept filming until saying something during a break.

After word of the injury went public, Rousey posted about it on her Instagram account. She even included a photo (only look if you think you can handle it since it’s graphic).

Here is the caption Rousey shared on her Instagram post:

“So the word is out I nearly lost my finger shooting @911onfox. Freak accident, first take of the day a boat door fell on my hand, I thought I just jammed my fingers so I finished the take before looking (I know it sounds crazy, but I’m used to live audiences and never showing pain unless I’m supposed to) after a break in the action I told our director the situation and was rushed via ambulance to the hospital where they promptly reattached my bone and tendon with a plate and screws. I returned to filming the next day and finished my scenes before returning home to recover. Modern medicine amazes me, I already had 50% range of motion back in 3 days. There’s so much more than I can write here, stayed tuned via @rondarouseydotcom for the full story. And of course tune in to see how well I can act like my finger didn’t just fall off in this upcoming season of @911onfox”.

Rousey says she is amazed by modern medicine and how she had 50 percent of her range of motion back in three days. I think the real amazing part is not medicine, but how Rousey reacted to what seems to be a pretty serious situation. She continued to film, played through the pain, and was back to work the next day. That’s the toughness of a true MMA legend for you.

Ronda Rousey suffered gruesome finger injury while filming ‘911’ show

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Ronda Rousey is no longer subjecting her body to the types of hazards associated with mixed martial arts, but that did not save the former UFC champion from suffering a brutal injury last week.

Rousey was filming a scene for the FOX television show “911” in Mexico last week when she suffered a gruesome finger injury. Rousey, who plays an LA firefighter named Lena on the show, was doing a scene where she was supposed to dramatically slam a door, but there was an accident. A source told TMZ “she was a little over-exuberant and slammed the door on her finger.”

TMZ shared a graphic photo of the injury, and you probably don’t want to look at it unless you have a strong stomach. Rousey actually damaged two fingers, with her middle finger being broken and having a tendon nearly severed in addition to a fracture on the tip of her ring finger. The middle finger was reportedly mended using a bolt and screws.

Not surprisingly, Rousey kept her composure during the incident. She reportedly continued filming the scene until a director intervened, at which point she was taken to a local hospital. She was back on set the next morning.

Rousey has enjoyed a successful career since leaving the UFC, though she recently hinted at some potentially big changes. However, she is apparently serious enough about her acting endeavors that she’s willing to keep shooting a scene with her finger practically falling off.

Ronda Rousey considering quitting WWE after getting pregnant

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Ronda Rousey is keeping the option open to never return to the WWE once she starts a family.

Rousey posted a video on her website and YouTube channel Monday. In the video, Rousey talks about her future plans. She and husband Travis Browne, who was in the video with her, are trying to get pregnant and have children. Rousey was transparent about her feelings entering this time in her life, saying that there is a chance she will be so focused on her baby that she might not want to return to wrestling after having a child.

“As for WWE plans in the future, we want to have a baby first,” Rousey said. “I don’t know what it’s like to have a baby. I could look down at this beautiful child and be like, ‘f— everything, I don’t care about anything else other than this baby,’ and you’ll never see me again. Or I could be like my mom. She trained until she was 8 months pregnant and won the US Open six weeks after giving birth.

“I’m just saying, you never know. I don’t want to make any promises about the future when I don’t know how I’m going to feel in the future.”

The words from Rousey are not a retirement threat, but rather a disclosure to her fans and the public about her feelings and position. Rousey made it clear in an Instagram post last week that she and Browne were trying to get pregnant.

The 32-year-old former UFC champion is signed with the WWE through 2021. On April 7, she headlined the main event at WrestleMania 35 along with Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair — a huge accomplishment for all involved.

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Ronda Rousey taking break from WWE to try and get pregnant

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Ronda Rousey indicated on her Instagram account Monday that she will be taking a break from WWE to try and get pregnant.

Rousey shared a photo on Instagram of her and husband Travis Browne kissing. The caption included a hashtag “impregnation vacation.”

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There had been speculation that Rousey would step away from the WWE after participating in WrestleMania 35, and it appears that was correct. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer further reported that Rousey broke her hand in the main event, which likely would have caused her to miss time anyway.

Rousey is signed to the WWE through 2021.

Report: Ronda Rousey will disappear after WrestleMania

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Ronda Rousey reached the pinnacle in MMA, becoming a world champion in her weight class. She competed in the Olympics in judo, winning a bronze medal. And on Sunday night, Rousey competed in the main event at WrestleMania — the WWE’s premier event. The 32-year-old has done so much in her career and does not have many more “firsts” to achieve. She seems to recognize that and may be planning to drop off the grid after WrestleMania 35.

Jeremy Botter, an MMA reporter, said on Twitter Sunday night that Rousey is planning to disappear from public life after WrestleMania.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard similar talk. Back in January, there were reports saying she would be leaving the WWE after WrestleMania. The thinking is that she would want to try and start a family with husband Travis Browne.

Rousey is reportedly signed with the WWE through 2021, though that wouldn’t necessarily stop her from walking away if that’s what she desires.

Report: Ronda Rousey not leaving WWE despite rumors

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It has been nearly a year now since Ronda Rousey signed a contract with the WWE, and rumors have begun popping up that her time with professional wrestling could be coming to an end. Those rumblings are apparently premature, however.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer reported in his latest newsletter that there is a “very good chance” Rousey is planning to make her final appearance with the WWE at WrestleMania 35 in April. According to Daniel Yanofsky of WrestlingInc.com, Meltzer also said on his radio show this week that people within the WWE are operating as if Rousey will not be with the organization much longer.

TMZ contradicted that reporting on Thursday, citing multiple sources who say Rousey is “super happy” with her new career and is not prepared to give it up. A WWE spokesperson also confirmed that Rousey is signed with the company through April 10, 2021.

Rousey said before she made her WWE debut that she wants to start a family in the near future with her husband Travis Browne. It’s possible she may be planning take a break from wrestling so she can do that, but she could still return when things are settled.

Rousey is scheduled to defend her RAW Women’s Championship belt against Sasha Banks at the Royal Rumble PPV on Sunday. For what it’s worth, we have heard everything from Rousey planning to wrestle longer than expected to the former UFC champion not ruling out an MMA return. What she plans to do seems to be anyone’s guess at the moment, but it does not sound like she is leaving the WWE for good.

Ronda Rousey hits Nikki Bella with John Cena jab during promo

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Ronda Rousey is bringing the heat to Nikki Bella.

Rousey and Bella have been feuding this week ahead of their WWE Evolution match on Oct. 28. Things began when the Bella Twins turned on Rousey last week and beat her up following their victory over The Riott Squad.

Rousey brought her A-game on “RAW” Monday night with a promo she cut in the ring. She went in on Nikki Bella, calling the twins “Do Nothing Bellas.” Rousey then got in the ultimate dig when talking about all the doors she’s knocked down in her career.

“The only door you’ve knocked down was the door to John Cena’s bedroom,” Rousey said.

Cena and Bella dated for several years and got engaged last year, but they broke up and got back together a few times before once again calling things off a couple of months ago. Their relationship issues centered around plans for children.