Ronda Rousey has been on hiatus from WWE since losing the RAW Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania 35. Despite not being on WWE programming, Rousey is still under contract with the company, reportedly until April 10, 2021.
In a recent interview with the New York Post, Paul Heyman spoke on Rousey’s contract situation, and hinted she may have extended her deal with WWE.
“That’s another funny thing about people who don’t discuss their business in public forums,” Heyman stated. “Everyone presumes that Ronda Rousey’s contract expires at a certain time. I don’t understand why people don’t realize that perhaps, just perhaps, Ronda Rousey’s contract has been extended or she has worked out a new deal and it would not benefit either WWE or Ronda Rousey to go public with that information. But why wouldn’t people understand that it would be kept secret?”
It’s no secret, Heyman was a huge advocate for Rousey behind the scenes, he is credited for helping her with her promos.
“Ronda Rousey is a trailblazer, and I would suggest the next time you see Ronda Rousey she will be making history in whatever she does,” Heyman said. “And if she does it with WWE, it will be something that will elevate the manner in which women’s wrestling is performed and presented because Ronda will never be the status quo. Ronda Rousey will always disrupt the status quo and create a new environment that all others must aspire to.”