That’s a long term injury. Wrestlers can be a very tough breed as they have to get in the ring several times a day. That is the kind of schedule that leaves you with very little time to rest your body and it can cause some issues to mount up over the years. Some of the injuries are worse than others, and sometimes it takes some serious recovery to fix things up. That was certainly the case with a recently returned star.
Ruby Riott is one of the more talented performers on Monday Night Raw. She has a natural set of skills that allow her to have a good match against just about anyone, but for one reason or another the success has yet to come in WWE. The talent is obviously there though and that’s what matters in the long run. Riott recently returned from a lengthy absence due to shoulder surgeries and it turns out the injuries were a lot more severe than expected.
Riott was a guest on the Swerve City Podcast and discussed her shoulder surgeries from last year. Over the course of two surgeries, she had a total of fifteen anchors put into her shoulder to repair two torn labrums and had a bone chip removed. According to her surgeon, the injuries had originally taken place over ten years earlier, around the start of her wrestling career. Riott had tried to work through the injuries but could not keep going and finally had the surgeries.
There is a lot more from Riott. Check out her full interview and some time in the ring:
Opinion: That’s an amazingly long time to be suffering from injuries and Riott just kept right on going through them. I know Riott might not be everyone’s thing but she certainly has a lot of ability in the ring and feels like one of the more comfortable on the microphone. Hopefully one day she gets more of a chance to showcase herself, but being back in the ring is better than nothing.
What do you think of Riott? Will she ever be Women’s Champion? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!