Ronda Rousey, the current RAW women’s champion, might be nearing her end with the company.
Rousey’s last match could come at Wrestlemania 35, which is set to take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on April 7, Wrestling News reported, citing the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
However, TMZ reports that news of Rousey's departure has been exaggerated and that she is contracted with the WWE through 2021. The outlet reports that Rousey is serious about starting a family, which is where the rumors seemed to stem from, but will likely remain with the company in some fashion while she steps away from the ring to have kids. Rousey is 31 years old.
The former UFC star made her WWE debut at the Royal Rumble last year and had her first match at Wrestlemania 34 in a tag-team match with Kurt Angle against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
“Everyone [in WWE] is working with the mindset that she’s finishing up,” Wrestling Inc reported, citing the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. WWE reportedly might try to extend her through a pay-per-view after Wrestlemania or offer her a big contract in order for her to re-sign.
Upon entering WWE, Rousey became a full-time wrestler and won the RAW women’s championship against Alexa Bliss in her fourth match.
Rousey might be on a crash course to headline Wrestlemania 35 in a match against either Charlotte Flair or Becky Lynch or maybe both, according to Bleacher Report. It could be the first time a woman’s match headlines Wrestlemania.