Ronda Rousey on Rumors She May Leave WWE for Family: 'It's My Vagina, My Life'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2019

Professional wrestler and actress Ronda Rousey attends the 2018 NBCUniversal Upfront at Rockefeller Plaza on Monday, May 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Raw Women's champion Ronda Rousey commented Friday on rumors that she may leave WWE following WrestleMania 35 in April to start a family. 

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Rousey took exception with those who are speculating on her desire to have children: "I honestly don't know why [anyone] feels [they're] an authority to speak on plans for my uterus. It's my vagina, my life, keep the speculations to yourself. Leave me and my reproductive organs alone."

On Thursday, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Daniel Yanofsky of WrestlingInc.com) reported that there is a "very good chance" Rousey will depart WWE after WrestleMania.

Meltzer added that while those within WWE are "working with the mindset" that Rousey is leaving after WrestleMania, they are other options on the table, such as WWE convincing her to stay with a big contract or potentially having her work a part-time schedule like The Undertaker or John Cena.

In response to Meltzer's report, TMZ Sports reported Thursday that Rousey is not leaving WWE after WrestleMania 35, but she could be taking a break.

Per TMZ, Rousey is "super happy" in WWE and not ready to leave the company yet. A WWE spokesperson also told TMZ that Rousey is under contract until April 10, 2021.

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Rousey may take a "planned break" to start a family, but it doesn't mean she won't return to wrestling for WWE in the future.

In March, Rousey told Andreas Hale of Yahoo Sports that she and husband Travis Browne wanted to start having children "soon."

For now, Rousey is still the Raw Women's champion, and she is set to defend the title against Sasha Banks at the Royal Rumble on Sunday.

Rousey is widely expected to retain before going on to face one or both of Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch at WrestleMania.

Should that match happen, there is a distinct possibility it will be the first ever women's match to main-event WrestleMania.

Regardless of Rousey's plans beyond WrestleMania, there is little doubt that she will be a huge part of WWE's biggest event, as well as the build toward it.

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