In a new interview with ESPN, Stephanie McMahon was asked about former Raw women's champion Ronda Rousey making a return to WWE. The Chief Brand Officer indicated that it wouldn't be long for the "Baddest Woman On The Planet" to make a comeback, but that she had some things in her personal life that she hoped to accomplish first.
In all seriousness, I hope so. I know that she's very excited about coming back. I think she has some things in her personal life that she wants to do. When the time is right, she'll be back. I have no doubt about that.
McMahon is referencing Rousey and husband Travis Browne's desire to have children, something that Rousey has been public about in the past as a reason for her departure. While it doesn't seem that the UFC sensation turned pro-wrestler will be working this year's WrestleMania in Tampa, McMahon teases that Rousey could be working next year's "Show of Shows" in Los Angeles. She also jokes that if Rousey does return, she prays to not be the one who faces her.
I sincerely hope we have Ronda Rousey back for WrestleMania here at SoFi, only I don't want to be the one facing her in the ring. I don't know. It didn't work out so well for me last time. I think I'll let her do her own thing.
Rousey's last WWE appearance was in the headliner of WrestleMania 35 from MetLife Stadium. The historic first ever women's main event featured Rousey, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch, who won the bout to become a double-champion after pinning Rousey. You can check out ESPN's full coverage of the WrestleMania 37 press conference here.