Ronda Rousey Not Expected To Make Full-Time Wrestling Return

'The Baddest Woman On The Planet' ISN'T #AllElite, for now...

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey isn't #AllElite, but the company would use her "anytime".

The update was confirmed on Wrestling Observer Radio by Dave Meltzer, who reiterated that;

"Ronda Rousey left pro wrestling for family reasons and it’s not expected that she would commit to any kind of full time schedule. Having said that, if she wants to work more then AEW would “use her anytime.”

The conversation around 'The Baddest Woman On The Planet' and All Elite Wrestling kicked into high gear over the weekend after Rousey made an unannounced appearance on the November 17th Ring Of Honor taping. She partnered Four Horsewomen friend Marina Shafir against ROH Women's Champion Athena and her "Minion In Training" Billie Starkz, in a rematch from a bout between the two sides on an LA-based REVOLVER card one night earlier, having stepped into an impromptu bout for Lucha VaVoom a fortnight earlier.

Stepping into the Tony Khan-owned wrestling universe for the first time, Rousey's match will air in the coming weeks on HonorClub and mark the first time she's appeared on any kind of mainstream stage since WWE SummerSlam 2023. There she lost an MMA rules match to Shayna Baszler, marking the end of a WWE return that wasn't considered quite on the level of her 2018-19 run.


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