Those rumblings are apparently premature, however.
Ronda Rousey is NOT parting ways with WWE - despite reports she's on her way out, TMZ Sports has learned. If true, that means her career as a full-time wrestler would have lasted one year, as she had her first fight at WrestleMania 34.
Rousey joined the WWE last year, signing a two-year contract, and quickly became the reigning Raw women's champion in August.
Another possibility is that WWE could give Rousey time off to start a family and freeze her contract in the interim, extending it beyond the aforementioned 2021 date. 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.
"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", Rousey, who is married to UFC fighter Travis Browne, said in an emotional video in November.
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Whether or not that challenge is raising a family is up to her - as she stated.
While these reports don't guarantee Rousey's potential future in WWE, it does seem that elation from Rousey's critics about her departure from wrestling was premature.
Ronda Rousey's WWE end could be near.
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Whether she starts a family or not, it might make sense for Rousey to take a brief hiatus. Or should you stop and go try and get pregnant? However, even before Rousey made her in-ring debut, she wanted to start having children soon. "I'm trying to prove to my unborn babies that they can accomplish any dream that they want to go after".