Ronda Rousey Uncertain About Her Future in WWE as She Prepares to Start a Family • MMA News
For the past year, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has been
one of the most talked about superstars on the entire WWE roster.
From her surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble last
January to her debut match at WrestleMania 34, Rousey quickly took the professional
wrestling world by storm.
Her year-long rise culminated at WrestleMania 35 when Rousey
became part of the first ever women’s main event at the historic show in a
match she shared with Becky Lynch (real name Rebecca Quin) and Charlotte Flair
(real name Ashley Fliehr).
Following that event, Rousey had to undergo surgery after
breaking her pinky knuckle that required two pins being inserted into her hand
that will put her into a cast for at least the next four weeks.
More importantly than the injury was Rousey’s decision to
take an indefinite break from WWE to start a family with her husband, UFC
heavyweight Travis Browne.
Rousey has talked about having children for several years
and she says her original plan for WWE was actually a much shorter stint until
she truly fell in love with pro wrestling before she ended up sticking around
for a full year.
“Originally, I approached them I thought I would only be
able to wrestle from WrestleMania to November because we already wanted to
start a family,” Rousey explained in a recent video blog. “We came to WWE as ‘hey
before we have a baby, I just want to be able to come and do this for a couple
months cause it’s something I’ve always wanted to do’ and then it just kind of
snowballed. Instead of being a small detour in my life, became my whole life
for an entire year and I completely fell in love with it.
“As time went on that I was in the company, we were kind of
playing it by ear and I loved it so much, I ended up getting the title and when
it became a real possibility that women could be the main event at WrestleMania
if I stuck around, I decided to stick around. We planned on after WrestleMania,
me and my amazing husband here would go off and try to start our family.”
Rousey is now taking a hiatus from WWE after inking a
multi-year deal with the company.
She plans on starting a family first and foremost but says
it’s impossible to predict her future with WWE because it all depends on how
motherhood affects her.
“As for WWE plans in the future, we want to have a baby
first. I don’t know what it’s like to have a baby,” Rousey explained. “I could
look down at this beautiful child and be like f—k everything, I don’t care
about anything else other than this baby and you’ll never see me again or I
could be like my mom, she trained until she was eight months pregnant and then
won the U.S. Open six weeks after giving birth, which is unbelievable. I don’t
think I’m going to try and aspire to her level. You just never know.
“I don’t want to make any promises about the future when I
don’t know how I’m going to feel in the future.”