Ronda Rousey Crushes Rumors of Her Leaving WWE to Start Family

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With the road to WrestleMania looming this Sunday at the annual WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view, the long-term status of "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey is quickly becoming the talk of the industry, as the former UFC icon quickly approaches her one year anniversary as a pro wrestler.

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.

Of course, "never say never" as the old saying goes. As always, the card is subject to change.

However, since then a source from WWE has confirmed that Rousey is contracted to WWE until 2021.

When Rousey made the switch to the WWE, she was the most famous athlete to ever compete in the UFC. It's possible she may be planning take a break from wrestling so she can do that, but she could still return when things are settled.

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Back in November Rousey speculated she would not be in the WWE for all that long. It is expected that she will retain the title and face either Becky Lynch and/or Charlotte Flair in a match that could main event WrestleMania 35. Rousey had previously stated that she wanted to begin a family soon and put it off to work in WWE. "She wants to have kids and all that". While the loss was in tag team action, and it was Rousey's partner Natalya who tapped out, it gives Banks some much-needed momentum headed into the Royal Rumble.

Just in case her message isn't getting through, Rousey offered a more direct order.

TMZ rightly pointed out that a simple passing comment by Dave Meltzer on one of his podcasts this week led to "hysteria" and click-bait headlines proclaiming a "bombshell end to Rousey's WWE career".

"I really don't feel like I should have to respond to that kind of thing".

"I can't wrestle forever because I feel like I'm failing my family ..." That said, her association with WWE may have been a key to WWE signing massive new TV deals with NBC Universal and Fox network starting next fall.