Former UFC champion turned wrestler Ronda Rousey could be leaving the WWE soon.
A report from The Wrestling Observer claimed on Tuesday that the reigning Raw Women’s Champion’s stint with the popular wrestling promotion could be over this April, with Wrestlemania 35 expected to be her final outing.
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Ronda Rousey burst onto the scene in January 2018, making a surprise appearance at Royal Rumble, where she had a confrontation with some of the WWE women’s champions. It was then revealed that the ex-UFC bantamweight queen had inked a full-time contract with the wrestling promotion.
She has been with the WWE for less than a year now. She won the Raw Women’s Championship in August against Alexa Bliss and went on to submit her in their rematch in September. Last Monday, her first defeat at WWE came after losing to Sasha Banks and Bayley in a tag team match.
But according to a report, Rousey’s days with the WWE might be numbered as she is rumoured to leave the promotion this April after her stint at the Wrestlemania 35.
“There is a very good chance that Ronda Rousey will be finishing up with WWE at WrestleMania,” The Wrestling Observer reported on Thursday.
“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.”
The 31-year old athlete is expected to star in a Raw Women’s Championship match this April, where she is slated to lock horns with Becky Lynch or Charlotte Fair in a historic main event clash.
A previous report in August 2018 highlighted that “Rowdy” was seemed to be enjoying her stint with the WWE, saying that she is already contemplating of extending her wrestling career and postpone her family plans.
But with Rousey finding a hard time juggling her family life and her wrestling career, it looks like she may be heading in a different direction and that is leaving the WWE to pursue her family plans.
“I wouldn’t be leaving home unless it was to do the most fantastic things ever and I really, really do enjoy it and love it, but all that energy I spend on the WWE is energy I don’t spend on my family,” she said in an emotional interview last November.
Before jumping to the WWE’s ship, Rousey was the biggest UFC star in its women’s division and has dominated the bantamweight class for over three years until Holly Holm dealt gave her the first loss of her career.
She ended her UFC career with a loss to Amanda Nunes but became the first female fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
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