Seth Rollins doesn't believe that fiancee Becky Lynch has stepped away for good.
Lynch announced she was pregnant on the May 11 edition of Raw, which led The Man to take an indefinite hiatus from wrestling.
Addressing her status in an interview with the New York Post's Joseph Staszewski, Rollins said he expects Lynch to return at some point down the road:
"Oh yea, I expect so. Obviously that's gonna be up to her and how she feels. Who knows what happens after childbirth once she becomes a mother, I don't know. I believe she has aspirations to return. I think she would rather go out on her own terms whenever that time may be as opposed to stepping away for a child. I think she has aspirations to return, but I don't know. Things can change between now and December."
Lynch's absence has created a significant void in the Raw women's division, which is natural when a champion who reigned for 398 days is not only dethroned but also removed from the picture altogether.
WWE wasn't helped by the fact that its almost singular focus on Lynch during her title run—because of her massive popularity—meant other women on Raw were pushed to the margins.
Ronda Rousey remains out indefinitely too after announcing in April 2019 she was stepping away to start a family with husband Travis Browne. Triple H told TMZ Sports in May that he'd love for Rousey to step back inside the squared circle "as soon as she's ready."
That leaves WWE without two of its top female stars for the foreseeable future.
Lynch told People's Jason Duaine Hahn she and Rollins are expecting their child in December, which will almost certainly rule her out until 2021.