Former WWE star Summer Rae recently spoke on the injuries that stuck her during her WWE career. Summer Rae performed in WWE for over six years and she became really famous as the dancing partner of Fandango in her WWE career.
Summer Rae was signed by WWE in late 2011. She started her wrestling career under the development territories of WWE. Her work in the Florida Championship Wrestling, the development Territory of WWE back then, was really loved by the fans. She also worked in the NXT.
Summer Rae Reflects On Her Injuries
In 2013 she came to the main roster of WWE holding the hands of Fandango. She acted as the dancing partner of Fandango. WWE decided to push Fandango as an upper mid carder when he made his main roster debut, and Summer Rae only played the role of a valet of Fandango.
After Fandango was downgraded to a jobber role, Rae started getting her own storylines. She what with the likes of Paige, Emma, Sasha Banks and others stars of WWE back then. In 2017 WWE released her from her contract. After that she went to the Independence Circuit and worked there for a while. Right now she does not have any contract with any promotion.
Summer Rae was recently interviewed by TWC Show where she spoke on the injuries that she picked up during her wrestling career. She said;
“I did try to quit but Mark Carano didn’t let me. I wasn’t trying to quit, but I was being like I was on injury, and I was like either bring me back or let me go. They had me in this pivot-like moment where I couldn’t go do other things but I was still getting injury pay….it was from time over time, so I have two things. I have a bone spur on a vertebra on my neck I’m pretty sure. So, from that, I think it’s just the over and over bumping. I have thoracic outlet syndrome.
“I remember I was at a photoshoot, and they wanted me to pose like this or something and I was like yeah, so I did it. I put my shoulders back and then Annie my publicist came up to me and goes, ‘No, put your shoulders back.’ I went ‘What do you mean? My shoulders are back.’ She goes, ‘Come look in the mirror.’ So, I go look in the mirror and I think my shoulders were kind of like forward.
“I went to TV. We had this big meeting and I was walking with Tenille [Dashwood] and John Laurinaitis passed me and I said hey and my hands kind of turned. I went, ‘Do you also feel shooting pain when you do that, right?’ And she said, ‘Do what?’ And I said, ‘When you put your hands like parallel behind’ and she goes ‘no.’ And then I started noticing. I’m like well that’s weird and then so I started asking some of the boys and some of the boys were like yeah, I can’t flex my hand.
“So, it was almost normalized and these nerve damage nerve kind of thing. I could’ve ignored but then at the time too, like Daniel Bryan. Brie was saying Bryan couldn’t open the doorknobs. I was like that ain’t gonna be me.
“I’m not gonna be able to one day not pick up my baby. I went to our doctor and he was like we’ll have you get checked out at a couple of places, and they’re like that’s so weird, we had no idea. They sent me to the Pittsburgh doctor, and that’s why I never knew my last match was my last match. The fans will send me DMs like you wrestled Alicia Fox on a house show which was one of my last matches.
Credit: TWC Show. H/T 411Mania