Raquel Rodriguez Reveals She Has Been Diagnosed With Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Raquel Rodriguez explains why she has been absent from WWE programming.

Raquel Rodriguez last wrestled at the WWE live event on December 3, as she has been absent in recent weeks.

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In a post on Instagram, Rodriguez revealed that she had been diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. She said that she did not want to appear on WWE programming due to the symptoms.

"What’s up, guys? Happy New Year. So long story short, last year I posted a video about being a WWE superstar with eczema. In the month of December, it got progressively worse, and I have diagnosed with something called Mass Cell Activations Syndrome. Basically, I was red, swollen, there was a lot happening in this area [points to her face] physically. It kept me from doing the things that I love, like traveling, going to the gym and wrestling. I also didn’t want to be on camera. I didn’t want to look in the mirror. I understand that all of those things can mess with someone, both emotionally and mentally, but thank god I moved back to Texas when I did because I had the best support system in the world during the time, which is my family. I’m so grateful to them and for everything they have done for me, and to you guys as well, who have sent me kind messages and reminded me that I didn’t have to go through this alone. So to anyone who’s been struggling or had to celebrate the holiday season a little bit differently this year, I just wanted to say, remember to give yourself a little bit of compassion and grace for the things that you don’t understand and the things that you can’t control. Life can be really hard sometimes, and it can throw us these crazy curveballs. I know they feel like they’re gonna last forever, but I promise they’re not. This is gonna pass. So let’s go into 2024 remembering to give kindness to others and give kindness to ourselves. I can’t wait to see what’s gonna happen this year," Rodriguez said.

In the post, Rodriguez also stated that she would share more about her healing journey later on when she had a better understanding of what was happening.

As of this writing, there is no word on when Rodriguez will return to the ring.

Fightful wishes Rodriguez well in her recovery, and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

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