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Ronda Rousey wants to balance wrestling & family, but says WWE women don’t need her now

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If you want to catch Ronda Rousey these days, your best bets are on her website/YouTube channel or on Total Divas. The latter is where you’ll get the most WWE-related content, as the ninth season E!’s reality show focused on Rousey’s 2018 - 2019 run with company.

But the season is wrapping up - part two of the finale airs tonight (Dec. 10). So when will we see Ronda in a pro wrestling setting again? Triple H keeps telling us it’s only a matter of time. What does the former Raw Women’s champion have to say?

Here’s what she told People:

“I think I need to figure out a different way of doing it. To be able to not have to choose career over family or family over career and kind of find that happy medium.

Right now, I think my family needs my undivided attention. I’m happy to give them that. But I’m trying to figure out a way or a system or somehow that I could give both my family and WWE the best of me and not be half ass in both.”

The 32 year old says she’s in “no rush” to come up with that system. That’s at least partially because she doesn’t think the WWE women’s scene needs her:

‘The girls are doing amazing right now. I really don’t think that I’m that necessary in what’s going on. I think they’re crushing it and I really did want to bring a spotlight to what they’re doing and let them stand in it. And I think it’s kind of better, they’re better off with me taking a step away right now, and kind of finding their stride without me.

And I would love to add to what they’re doing. I don’t want to ever be a hindrance or take away from what they’re doing or steal the spotlight from some up and coming girls that deserve it more than me.”

Will Rousey’s WWE legacy be how her starpower helped the women to achieve their own PPV and main event WrestleMania 35? Or is there more she can do for gender equity in sports entertainment?

We shall see.

In the meantime, check out the entire interview with People, where Rousey also talks about how being on Total Divas changed her and the bonds she formed with her co-stars.

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