It has been nearly a year now since Ronda Rousey signed a contract with the WWE, and rumors have begun popping up that her time with professional wrestling could be coming to an end. Those rumblings are apparently premature, however.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer reported in his latest newsletter that there is a “very good chance” Rousey is planning to make her final appearance with the WWE at WrestleMania 35 in April. According to Daniel Yanofsky of WrestlingInc.com, Meltzer also said on his radio show this week that people within the WWE are operating as if Rousey will not be with the organization much longer.
TMZ contradicted that reporting on Thursday, citing multiple sources who say Rousey is “super happy” with her new career and is not prepared to give it up. A WWE spokesperson also confirmed that Rousey is signed with the company through April 10, 2021.
Rousey said before she made her WWE debut that she wants to start a family in the near future with her husband Travis Browne. It’s possible she may be planning take a break from wrestling so she can do that, but she could still return when things are settled.
Rousey is scheduled to defend her RAW Women’s Championship belt against Sasha Banks at the Royal Rumble PPV on Sunday. For what it’s worth, we have heard everything from Rousey planning to wrestle longer than expected to the former UFC champion not ruling out an MMA return. What she plans to do seems to be anyone’s guess at the moment, but it does not sound like she is leaving the WWE for good.