We all pretty much know what Ronda Rousey’s doing at WrestleMania. No matter how many storyline obstacles WWE puts in the way, it’s clear at this point that she’ll be putting her Raw Women’s Championship on the line against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a triple threat that currently looks like the likely main event. What nobody seems sure about is what happens with Rousey after WrestleMania’s over.
Early reports that she might be leaving the company entirely were quickly denied by all involved. However, it does look likely that she’ll be taking some kind of hiatus once Mania’s over. For one thing, WWE is apparently already planning for how to book the women’s division when she’s gone. She’s also joining the cast of Total Divas this year, which is one way she could stay a part of WWE while also taking time off from the ring, just as the Bellas and others have done.
So it’s worth noting that PWInsider is reporting that Ronda Rousey isn’t being advertised for the Raw after WrestleMania, or for any shows after that. That doesn’t mean anything for sure, but given her established fame she’s been central to WWE’s marketing of their Raw shows, and continues to be up through Mania, so there’s no way her disappearance after that is an accident. If she’s going to be gone that abruptly, that raises the question of whether there will be a storyline reason for her sudden departure, possibly related to her willingness on Raw to walk away from her title if she doesn’t get the match she wants.