According to the Wrestling Observer, former RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is considered to be retired from professional wrestling.
While she’s seen as “essentially retired”, WWE Officials haven’t ruled out a one-off appearance from Rousey at a big show.
Rousey went on a hiatus from WWE after WrestleMania 35 in April 2019 because she wanted to start a family. She announced in April 2021 that she’s pregnant.
During her appearance on D-Von Dudley’s Table Talk podcast earlier this year, she talked about a possible WWE comeback and which female Superstars she would like to face.
Below are the highlights:
On the difference between Professional Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts:
“There wasn’t as nearly the amount of anxiety. The uncertainty of what’s going to happen is what causes the anxiety.
It’s not the threat of injury or anything like that. The realism that comes from real fights is the anxiety, and the stress, and the weeks up to it and your actual pride being on the line.
Taking all that out of it, just makes it all so fun and carefree.
Wrestling is all of the fun, all of the best parts none of the stress.
If I can make a match exactly how I would want to make it in order to make it as entertaining as possible, what can it be?
And we get to do that and none of the cutting weight, and none of the weeks of build up. You do build up, but it’s not the same. It’s all the best parts.
The major difference is the lack of stress.
At WrestleMania, it kind of just felt like another day. I wasn’t freaking out.”
On when she will return to the WWE:
“I don’t know. When I feel like it, eventually, when I feel like. I don’t know.”
On podcast host D-Von Dudley being a great teacher:
“You’re an amazing teacher, and you have so much to offer.
I know you have so much to offer as a talent as well, but I think you have so much more to offer as a teacher than you give yourself credit for.
It’s very cool to see you teaching your sons. I can’t wait until I get the opportunity to talk all of your advice directly as a producer.”
On who she wants to wrestle if she returns:
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