In January 2018 Ronda Rousey started his professional wrestling career, signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), the most important federation in the world. He made his WWE debut on April 8th, at WrestleMania 34, defeating Stephanie McMahon and Triple H paired with Kurt Angle.
On August 19th, at SummerSlam, she won the female title of Raw for the first time in her career and her reign, which lasted 231 days (from August 19 2018 to April 7 2019), is the second longest in the history of the title.
Rousey is the only woman to win a championship in both the UFC and WWE, as well as the only woman to headline a pay-per-view event in both companies. Rousey was voted the best female athlete of all-time in a 2015 ESPN fan poll, and Fox Sports described her as “one of the defining athletes of the 21st century.”
On the latest edition of Wild Ride with Steve-O, ‘Rowdy’ revealed why she left WWE: “I love the WWE, I had such a great time, I love all the girls in the locker room, hell yeah, running out there, having fake fights for fun is just the best thing, I love choreography, I love acting, I love theater, it’s live theater, some of the last forms of live theater, and it’s so fun, but I was doing basically part-time, and I was away from home over 200 days out of the year, and when I did get home, basically, I was so sleep deprived because you just don’t have time to lay down.
If I ever do come back, it will never be at a full-time capacity ever again. I think for stints, chunks of time, I’m very much an obsessive person where I like to obsess over something for a certain time and then take some time to obsess about something else, but no, I’m never going to be full-time again, over 200 days a year, on the road.
I needed to do it in order to learn and get immersed into it and really understand what was going on, but it’s just not the lifestyle for me”.
The return of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey?
Rousey had previously made an appearance at WrestleMania 31 but it was at the 2018 Royal Rumble where she made it clear she was set for an extended run with the company.
Now, two years later, fans are still wondering when they might see her return.
During a recent appearance on Table Talk, Rousey spoke about potential opponents for the future.
“Given the fact that we never worked together before and that we had a day and a half to put the whole thing together, I really think me and Charlotte had a lot of great chemistry.
“One person that I’m capable of doing the most with is Nia [Jax] because she’s really really strong. I don’t have to worry about hurting her. I feel like I’ve had some great matches with her. My first singles was with her. We’ve also gone through that storyline already. We’ve done all that we could.”
“I really like having someone really strong that I can work with that I can use as a base but can also base off me. I would really love to work with Rhea Ripley.
“Whenever I work with somebody, I think, what is it that I could do only with them and they can do only with me? I think of one thing that we can do that is entirely unique in our match that only we can do, which there’s a lot of things I can think of for me and Rhea.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Rousey also threw Bianca Belair’s name into the hat.
“Bianca [Belair] too, honestly. They’re both really really strong chicks that I feel like I can lift as well. I think I have the most options with them, and I’m just so glad that there’s some new faces and blood coming into the division as well.”