Rousey could be stepping away from WWE in April.
It feels like Ronda Rousey's WWE career has only just begun, but rumors are swirling that the Raw Women's Champion will soon be stepping away from professional wrestling.
According to a report by Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rousey will be "finishing up" with WWE at Wrestlemania 35 in April, giving her more freedom to start a family with husband Travis Browne.
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Per Wrestling Observer:
There was a decent amount of talk this past week internally, since we heard it from several people, that Rousey would finish up at WrestleMania.
That may not be decided as that aspect is just the feeling people had since it’s the logical ending everyone came to based on the situation.
As of today, this was the plan.
Rousey won the Raw Women's championship at SummerSlam in August by defeating Alexa Bliss and she has held the title ever since. She'll put that title on the line against Sasha Banks at the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV at Chase Field in Phoenix Arizona on Sunday, January 27. She is expected to retain the strap, setting up a match against Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, or possibly both, at Wrestlemania 35 in April.
Rousey recently appeared on Kevin Hart's "Cold As Balls" video series, where she explained that her main goal in WWE isn't to win championships, but to "push everything forward" in the women's division.
“The goal is not to be champion. Rowdy Roddy Piper’s son taught me a very important lesson, and he said it doesn’t matter - the belts don’t matter. And it’s about stories, and the storytelling, and I just - I really want the WWE and the women’s division to be better off because I was there. I want to be a catalyst and I want to push everything forward and I want people to thank me for being there.”
Check out her comments in the video embedded below.