Ever since Ronda Rousey signed with WWE, fans have been wondering what the long-term plans are for her and the speculation is that WWE is prepping her for a big match at WrestleMania 35 at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. As noted earlier, WSVN-TV reporter spoke to Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair (click here to see the interview).
Flair said that he is not in the loop with WWE’s plans but he thinks 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.