Ronda Rousey responds to contract rumors

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Ronda Rousey
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In an interview with Ramona Shelburne of espnW, Ronda Rousey responded to recent contract rumors.

As previously reported, Dave Meltzer stated in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Rousey would leave WWE after this year’s WrestleMania.

Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin added to the news by claiming Rousey told WWE in November she would be taking time off after WrestleMania in April, to focus on her goal of starting a family.

Satin’s source within the company said Rousey’s contract is valid until April 2021, calling her personal choices outside of WWE “a private matter”.

Rousey spoke up on the rumors.

“I honestly don’t know why [anyone] feels like [they’re] an authority to speak on the plans for my uterus. If I responded every single time the world speculated what I was doing with my womb I would not have a free moment in the day. I really don’t feel like I should have to respond to that kind of thing. It’s my vagina, my life, keep the speculations to yourself. Leave me and my reproductive organs alone.”

Rousey has been very public with her desire to start a family, and recognizes the obstacles ahead if she decided to leave wrestling to do so.

“I love this way more than I thought that I would. So do you just keep going until you just happen to get pregnant? Or should you stop and go try and get pregnant? Or is going and trying to get pregnant putting yourself on the spot and then you’re less likely to get pregnant? I’ve never had a baby before, I don’t know these kinds of things. It would be kind of cool to just keep acting and then one day, ‘Hey, surprise twist, I’m pregnant.’ That would be fun. There’s a lot of things up in the air. A lot of decisions that we’ve gotta make as a family. I’m trying to figure it out as I go along.”

Readers can read the entire Ronda Rousey interview from espnW here.

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