As the rumors continue to swirl around Ronda Rousey possibly leaving the WWE after WrestleMania 35, the company was quick to deny that the Raw Women's Champion is on her way out.
Per TMZ.com, a WWE spokesperson released the following statement in regards to her contract status:
"Ronda Rousey is under contract with WWE until April 10, 2021. Whether she wants to start a family is a private matter."
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that there's "a very good chance" in Rousey leaving WWE after WrestleMania. The former UFC star has talked about wanting to start a family with husband Travis Browne, which could explain why she might be taking an absence from the squared circle soon.
It's also worth noting that Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet added that Rousey would only be taking "a break," if anything else. Satin added that "WWE agreed while signing Rousey that she could take time away if she wanted to start a family."
All rumors and reports have suggested that Rousey will be facing Becky Lynch in a dream match at WrestleMania 35, and that it could very well be the main event of the show. Whether or not Rousey will take her break after 'Mania remains to be seen, but this is going to be a situation to monitor closely.
If Rousey does indeed take a leave to start a family, it will completely change the look of the women's division on Raw. She's currently feuding with Sasha Banks, but perhaps Lynch would move over to the red brand and headline the division during Rousey's absence.
Rousey is now a year into her tenure with the WWE, which has been widely successful for the most part. It'll be interesting to see how WWE plans to work around the women's division, with one of their premier stars about to leave.
What This Means
Rousey has talked about wanting to start a family for a while now, so it won't be a surprise if she decides to take that leave of absence after WrestleMania. But for those who are worried about her leaving the company for good, they need to respect her personal life and simply wait patiently for her return - be it a one or possibly two-year hiatus.