The Ronda Rousey Era may be lasting longer than we initially expected.
When former UFC champion Ronda Rousey initially set her sights on crossing over into the WWE, at times it felt like pro wrestling would be just a pit stop for Rowdy on her journey through life.
The rough draft of Rousey’s professional career would look like UFC-WWE-Hollywood-start a family-then be open ended as Rowdy rode off into the sunset or took her talents wherever she pleased.
Days before her WWE Raw women’s title match with Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam, in a new interview Rousey is now claiming she may want to stick around the squared circle longer than she originally anticipated.
Speaking with Ramona Shelburne over at ESPN.com, Rousey still has that first day enthusiasm for the world of pro wrestling and it may be growing by the day.
“I love this way more than I ever thought I would,”
“We had a set timeline set, and now we aren’t so sure about it because I love it so much,” she said. “I guess that’s the best thing that could’ve happened, that I would love it so much, it would be so hard to stop. I can see why people have a hard time leaving this industry because it’s such a joy to be a part of every day.”
With a prime spot on the WrestleMania 34 bill and two title matches in her second and third pay-per-view appearances, why wouldn’t Rousey want to stick around for this?
Rousey already has her sights set on headlining a WrestleMania and will likely main event WWE’s Evolution pay-per-view in October. With maybe a title around her waist, a couple main event slots under her belt, how much more can the 31-year-old former MMA star really accomplish?
Getting to the top of your new profession is one thing, but keeping that initial level enthusiasm going through the years may be Ronda Rousey’s next challenge moving forward.
Assuming Rousey wins her first WWE title this Sunday, how many more years can you see her pro wrestling career lasting?