Ronda Rousey says she got a concussion from Stephanie McMahon in 2018

During an interview with Rick Ucchino of, Ronda Rousey talked about getting hurt during her time with WWE…

“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.”

In 2018, ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne wrote on Twitter that she heard from people backstage in WWE about Ronda having a handprint welt on her face due to Stephanie’s slap.