Ronda Rousey Seems To Confirm Her Retirement

Ronda Rousey has been entirely absent from the world of professional wrestling following her WWE SummerSlam loss to Shayna Baszler back in August. The match marked the end of her second full-time run with the company lasting just over a year and a half, during which she became WWE’s eighth female Triple Crown winner by capturing the SmackDown Women’s Championship and the Women’s Tag Team Championship alongside Baszler.

Speculation surrounding Rousey’s future has run rampant since, what appears to be, her final WWE match with UFC CEO Dana White being forced to shoot down rumors that the 36-year-old was considering a return to the Octagon for the first time since 2016. Last month, Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Rousey has no plans to return to MMA or compete in pro wrestling for the foreseeable future and now The Baddest Woman On The Planet herself seems to have confirmed the news.

In a new post to Instagram yesterday, Rousey shared several photos of herself with her 2-year-old daughter, close friend and AEW star Marina Shafir, and her husband Travis Browne relaxing at her home. The post was accompanied by a quote from Bernie Lumen from Disney’s recent animated film Elemental which seems to confirm she has now ended her professional fighting career: “Sorry, I couldn’t hear you through my retirement.”

Outside of the combat sports world, Rousey has transitioned into becoming an actress across film, television, and video games. Her most notable roles include Luna in 2014’s The Expendables 3, Kara in 2015’s Fast & Furious 7, and Sonya Blade in 2019’s Mortal Kombat 11.

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