Conflicting Reports On Ronda Rousey "Likely Taking A Break" After WrestleMania; Contract Runs Until April 2021

Ronda Rousey's time with WWE could be coming to an end in April.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports that there is "a very good chance" Rousey finishes with the company at WrestleMania. Meltzer reports that there was "a decent amount of talk internally" that WrestleMania would be Rousey's last date and that "as of today, this was the plan."

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Meltzer warns that there is "no hard and firm" last day as Vince McMahon can always make a great offer to get her to stay. Meltzer cites Brock Lesnar's situation as an example of a wrestler reportedly being done with the company, only to stay after McMahon throws a big offer on the table. 

However, ever since Rousey made her WWE debut at last year's Royal Rumble, the "working idea" has been for her to finish up at this year's WrestleMania.

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reports WWE agreed that Rousey could take time off when she wanted in order to start a family. Rousey reportedly informed WWE around Survivor Series that she would "likely be taking a break" after WrestleMania.

With this news coming out, the length of Rousey's contract has been a big talking point. Multiple outlets reported that Rousey signed a multi-year deal with the company last year and Rousey herself stated, "WWE is first priority for the next several years." However, Ric Flair said in June 2018, "I think Ronda only signed a one-year deal and then she’s out of there. She wants to have kids and all that.”

WWE spokesperson stated, "Ronda Rousey is under contract with WWE until April 10, 2021. Whether she wants to start a family is a private matter."

Rousey has made no secret of her desire to settle down and start a family with husband Travis Browne. Fightful has learned that as of early last week, Rousey had not informed WWE of a decision.

Rousey is the current Raw Women's Champion and is set to defend her title this Sunday at WWE Royal Rumble against Sasha Banks.

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