6 WWE women who recently returned to the ring after giving birth

Maryse with her daughter (left) and Sarah Logan with Erik and their son (right)
Maryse with her daughter (left) and Sarah Logan with Erik and their son (right)
Ahmed Hamdy

Some WWE women recently returned to the ring after giving birth a few months ago.

Over the past few years, several female WWE Superstars have competed in Vince McMahon's company after giving birth. Trish Stratus, for example, competed in a few matches after giving birth to her two children. Her last bout came at SummerSlam in 2019 when she lost to Charlotte Flair.

Likewise, a few other female superstars recently returned to Vince McMahon's company a few months after becoming mothers. One of these women won a championship a few seconds after her comeback. Meanwhile, another defeated 29 ladies to win the Women's Royal Rumble match.

Here are six female superstars who returned to the ring after giving birth. You can watch the video as well.


#6. WWE Superstar Sarah Logan

Sarah Logan joined WWE in 2016 after competing for a few years on the independent circuit. Nearly a year later, she made her main roster debut as a member of The Riott Squad, alongside Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan.

After The Riott Squad disbanded in April 2019, Logan pursued a career as a singles competitor. However, Vince McMahon's company released her from her contract a year later due to budget cuts.

Logan is married to Erik of The Viking Raiders. The couple welcomed their first child in February 2021. Eleven months later, the former member of The Riott Squad returned to the ring to participate in the 2022 Women's Royal Rumble match.

Logan entered the bout at number 25 and made brief eye contact with her former teammate, Morgan, before getting eliminated by The Bella Twins.

In an exclusive interview with WWE Digital, she disclosed how she felt about having her husband and son waiting for her backstage after the match:

"The reaction I got when I walked out, coming back from the match and having my son and my husband be there, I can't even tell you. I'm over the moon. My heart is full," she said.

Logan's husband also disclosed that he was proud of his wife, calling her a role model for their son in an Instagram post.

#5. WWE Hall of Famer Brie Bella

Brie Bella signed with WWE in 2007 after participating in the 2006 Diva Search competition alongside her twin sister Brie. She spent nearly nine years as a regular competitor in Vince McMahon's company. In 2016, she announced that she would be taking an extended break from in-ring competition for family reasons.

Brie Bella is married to former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and current AEW star Bryan Danielson. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Birdie, in 2017. After giving birth to her first child, Brie returned to the ring and competed in a few matches, including the 2018 Women's Royal Rumble match.

In August 2020, the former Divas Champion gave birth to her second child. The 38-year-old then returned to in-ring action for the first time since having her son when she competed at the 2022 Women's Royal Rumble match.

Brie entered the Royal Rumble at number 19 and eliminated three superstars, including her twin sister.

The Hall of Famer lasted for more than 19 minutes before she got eliminated by Ronda Rousey. After the match, Brie disclosed that her daughter made her feel like the Royal Rumble winner despite losing the bout:

"BrieMode showed up last night! 🔥 I might not of won but my daughter told me I’m the coolest SuperHero so that makes me feel like I won!! 🙌🏽 Even though she likes @wwenikkiash more," she wrote in an Instagram post.

While Brie Bella currently has her own business outside Vince McMahon's company, she is still a WWE Ambassador.

#4. WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella

Like her twin sister, Nikki Bella joined WWE in 2007. However, she continued to perform regularly in Vince McMahon's company until June 2019, when she ended her run as an in-ring competitor due to injury. That same year, the two-time Divas Champion started dating Russian dancer Artem Chigvintsev.

After dating for a year, Nikki and Chigvintsev announced their engagement in January 2020. Later that same month, the Hall of Famer revealed that she and her fiancé were expecting their first child.

The Fearless One gave birth to her first child, Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev, in July 2020. Last Saturday, Nikki finally made her in-ring return, competing in the 2022 Women's Royal Rumble match.

After lasting eight minutes and 40 seconds, Nikki got eliminated by her twin sister, Brie.

Following her participation in the Royal Rumble, Nikki posted a few photos of her son and fiancé wearing her merchandise at home on her Instagram account. She commented on the pictures, dubbing herself the "luckiest girl in the world."

"Luckiest girl in the world!!!! Omgoodness my Fearless Fiancé and Son!!! @theartemc you’re the BEST my love! You made my Royal Rumble!!! I love you!" she wrote.

Like her twin sister, The 38-year-old is also a WWE Ambassador. Nikki will also be a judge on America's Got Talent: Extreme.

#3. Former WWE RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut at the 2018 Royal Rumble premium live event. She spent nearly a year and four months in Vince McMahon's company, during which she won the RAW Women's Championship, before leaving in April 2019.

Two years later, the 34-year-old and her husband, Travis Browne, announced that they were expecting their first child. Last September, Rousey gave birth to her daughter, La'akea Makalapuaokalanipõ Browne.

Last Saturday, Rousey returned to the ring for the first time since giving birth when she competed in the Women's Royal Rumble match. The Rowdy One entered the bout at number 28 and eliminated four superstars before winning the Royal Rumble.

After the match, Rousey revealed in an Instagram post that she planned to return at the Royal Rumble since the day she found out she was pregnant:

"I just had a baby 4 months ago…. Since the day I found out I was pregnant and calculated my due date, I knew I wanted to return to the @wwe at the #royalrumble2022. Two weeks, even two months postpartum that goal seemed crazier than ever before. But I just missed it so much… and I so badly wanted to give Pō the same example that my mom gave to me and my sisters - she never broke stride following her dreams while having us. Now it’s my turn."

According to reports, Rousey will now become a regular competitor on SmackDown. Nevertheless, she will also appear on some episodes of RAW.

#2. WWE RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch

After competing for several years on the independent circuit, Becky Lynch joined WWE in 2013. Although she did not win any titles during her two-year run on NXT, Big Time Becks became one of the biggest superstars on the main roster since her debut on RAW in July 2015.

Lynch is currently married to fellow superstar Seth Rollins. In May 2020, the then-RAW Women's Champion relinquished her title when she became pregnant with the couple's first child. The 35-year-old gave birth to her daughter, Roux, in December 2020.

After nearly two years of absence from in-ring competition, Lynch finally made her comeback a few months ago at SummerSlam. That same night, Big Time Becks defeated Bianca Belair to capture the SmackDown Women's Title.

Lynch later exchanged her championship with Charlotte Flair's RAW Women's Title when the two superstars exchanged brands in the 2021 WWE Draft. Since her comeback, the current RAW Women's Champion has been taking her daughter on the road.

The Man recently defended her RAW Women's Title against Doudrop at the Royal Rumble premium live event. Despite the tough challenge, the Irish superstar successfully retained her championship.

#1. Former WWE Divas Champion Maryse

Maryse signed with WWE in 2007 after participating in the 2006 Diva Search competition. She then spent four years in Vince McMahon's company, during which she won the Divas Championship twice, before leaving in 2011.

The French-Canadian Beauty married her longtime boyfriend and fellow superstar, The Miz, in 2014. In March 2018, they welcomed their first daughter, Monroe Sky Mizanin.

Later that same year, the former Divas Champion returned to the ring to compete in two matches. She first squared off against Brie Bella on SmackDown. However, the bout ended in no contest. Maryse then teamed up with her husband to defeat Brie and Bryan Danielson (FKA Daniel Bryan) at the 2018 Hell in a Cell.

A year after that match, Maryse gave birth to her and The Miz's second daughter, Madison Jade Mizanin. The former Divas Champion has since made several non-wrestling WWE appearances. However, she returned to the ring for the first time since giving birth to her second daughter at the 2022 Royal Rumble premium live event.

Maryse teamed up with her husband to face Edge and Beth Phoenix. Nonetheless, The It Couple came up short against The Grit Couple.

Edited by Abhinav Singh


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