The WWE future of former Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is in doubt. Rousey debuted at the 2018 Royal Rumble, had her first match at WrestleMania 34 in 2018, won the Raw Women’s Title at SummerSlam 2018 and then at WrestleMania 35 earlier this month, she got pinned for the first time when she dropped the Raw Women’s Championship to Becky Lynch. Rousey also suffered a broken hand that required surgery.
In an update on the Rousey situation, she talked about it in detail on a new video from her Youtube channel. I’ll post the video at the bottom of this post. Thanks to 411Wrestling for the transcript:
Ronda Rousey on hand injury:
“So I really appreciate everybody ever since WrestleMania asking about how I’m doing and everything that happened. I did break my pinky knuckle… when I took the table and threw it and was like, ‘Table’s over, b***hes!’ I felt like I had to do something with my hands that looked better than a table. So I came in a little hot, you know, it’s WrestleMania… I just happened to clip an elbow with my pinky and broke my hands. I just remember looking down at my hand and being like, ‘I have six knuckles, and now is not the time for the Six Knuckle Shuffle to become a thing. And I had to punch so much more.”
Ronda Rousey on wanting to have a baby with her husband Travis Browne:
“So, 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, I could look down at this beautiful child and be like, ‘F*ck everything. I don’t care about anything else but this baby and you’ll never see me again.’ Or, I could be like my mom who — she trained while she was eight months pregnant and then won the U.S. Open six weeks after giving birth, which was unbelievable. I don’t think I’m gonna try and aspire to her level but I’m just saying, you never know. The thing is I don’t wanna make any promises about the future when I don’t know how I’m gonna feel in the future so, yeah. Thank you everybody for your support. I’ve had the most amazing time this year. I’m also looking forward to a little bit of rest.”
That means WWE is going to have to wait a long time for Rousey to come back if she ever decides to come back. If she does return, it would likely be a part-timer role like a John Cena, Brock Lesnar or The Undertaker.
Credit to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer for getting that story right back in late January, which I wrote about here. It led to a lot of people talking about it, Rousey said her personal life isn’t anybody’s business and she didn’t deny it either.
Here’s the video.