It looks like Ronda Rousey’s time with WWE could be up in a few months. WSVN-TV reporter Chris Van Vliet interviewed Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair on Sunday before an appearance in South Florida (click here to see the interview).
Flair was asked about fan speculation about a big women’s match for WrestleMania. He said that he felt that Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair is the match that needs to be made. However, Flair gave an interesting bit of information on Rousey’s contract status. He said, “I think Ronda has only signed a one-year deal [and] she’s out of there. She wants to have kids and all that.”
WWE had previously indicated that Rousey signed a multi-year deal but, if Flair is correct, then it would mean that Rousey would wrap up with WWE in January. Presumably, she would want the WrestleMania match so she could sign a contract extension for a few months but it seems like her time in wrestling is limited.
A few weeks ago, Rousey told TMZ that she wanted to have kids soon so the comments from Flair make sense and he would be in the loop on some things thanks to his daughter and his friendship with Triple H.
This also adds a new layer of intrigue for the upcoming Raw Women’s Championship match at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view. If Rousey is finishing up at Mania, then it would make sense for her to go into that show as the champion instead of the challenger. It would not shock me if Rousey won the title from Nia Jax next Sunday.
We’ll see what happens. Plans can always change and, if Rousey is loving her time in WWE, there is nothing stopping her from signing a new deal before January.
Rousey made more headlines this weekend when it was announced that she would be inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame next month.