Fans haven't seen Ronda Rousey on WWE television since she lost to Becky Lynch in the main event of WrestleMania 35. Despite not being on Raw or SmackDown, she has been one of the stars of the current season of "Total Divas."
Rousey stepped away from WWE following WrestleMania to focus on starting a family with husband Travis Browne. During her time away, she admits to PEOPLE that she's kept up with the product and isn't sure when she'll be returning. Or if a return is even necessary.
“The girls are doing amazing right now,” said Rousey. “I really don’t think that I’m that necessary in what’s going on. I think they’re crushing it and I really did want to bring a spotlight to what they’re doing and let them stand in it. And I think it’s kind of better, they’re better off with me taking a step away right now, and kind of finding their stride without me. And I would love to add to what they’re doing. I don’t want to ever be a hindrance or take away from what they’re doing or steal the spotlight from some up and coming girls that deserve it more than me.”
While Rousey may not want to steal the spotlight, she hasn't closed the door on a potential return. She just wants to make sure she can give the sport the best of herself.
“I think I need to figure out a different way of doing it. To be able to not have to choose career over family or family over career and kind of find that happy medium. Right now, I think my family needs my undivided attention,” she says. “I’m happy to give them that. But I’m trying to figure out a way or a system or somehow that I could give both my family and WWE the best of me and not be half ass in both," she said.
It is unknown when or if Rousey will return to WWE.
This season of "Total Divas" has focused on Rousey's time in WWE through WrestleMania. The season finale airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on E!.