Former WWE wrestler Rosa Mendes explains why she decided to return to the ring

By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Pancakes and Powerslams Podcast with Rosa Mendes
Host: Chris Featherstone
Interview available at SoundCloud.com

Rosa Mendes on why she decided to come out of retirement: “I feel like when I retired, I had a little bit of regret that I wasn’t in the ring enough. Actually, a lot of regret. My father was in the ICU recently, and on his death bed and he was on life support. And, at the same time, Bobby [Schubenski] had a separation. So, it was one of those moments in my life where I looked at my father, and he was dying, and I thought to myself, I don’t ever want to have any regrets. I don’t ever want to be in a position where I’m laying here just like my dad, and that I never fulfilled my dream of having a five-star match in the ring. And I’ve never felt that. And I have a daughter now, and I never want her to have any regrets.

“So, I’m looking at her and raising her, and how could I tell her to do something that I didn’t do? How could I tell her, ‘Follow your dreams, do everything you’ve ever wanted and have no fear,’ when I didn’t do that in my life. So basically… that kind of snapped in my head, and I was like, I have to go back in the ring. I have to. What’s the match that I could back, and even if I won or lost, I gave it every


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