Raquel Rodriguez reveals she still competed in Women’s Elimination Chamber despite MCAS flaring-up

In an Instagram post, WWE Superstar Raquel Rodriquez revealed that her Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) flared-up on the flight to Perth, Australia for Saturday’s Elimination Chamber premium live event.

Rodriguez noted that during the flight, her face turned swollen and pink. Despite the flare-up, she was still able to wrestle in the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match. Rodriquez said that she was blessed to be in Elimination Chamber with 5 other talented women. She also gave praise to WWE’s medical staff and thanked her family and friends for all the late and early phone calls, prayers and checking in with her.

If you had told me that on the long flight to Perth Australia for the first time it was gonna blow my face up and turn me the same color as my pink satin pillow case (might have been the makeup on Monday too) I would have still jumped on that flight! Maybe my trip didn’t go as planned but I’m still learning this new body of mine. A big part of being a female Wrestler for WWE is getting to sit in that makeup chair with our amazing makeup team who I love so much and getting to get dolled up. It’s part of being a girl. It’s part of feeling fully the part. At the end of the night, I’m proud I went out there Alicia Keys style. Even if this trip didn’t go as planned I am still grateful that I was blessed to be in Elimination Chamber in Perth Australia with 5 other talented women! And I got to hug a koala bear so it was a win for me thank you so much to the lovely Vanessa of @lymphaticmassageperth for seeing me last minute 3 times to help me feel my best for the chamber. Your grace, kindness and knowledge was a Godsend

Thank you to @westozwildlife for the hugs and animal love! A big thank you to the entire WWE medical team! And so much love to my family & friends for the late and early phone calls, prayers and constantly checking on me los amo! On to a long flight home.”

Rodriguez revealed in January that she was diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

According to the website of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, those with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome experience repeated episodes of anaphylaxis, allergic symptoms such as hives, swelling, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing and severe diarrhea. High levels of mast cell mediators are released during those episodes.