Ronda Rousey set for WWE exit as UFC legend gives 'hard out' date for final appearance | The Sun

RONDA ROUSEY is set to leave the WWE after the UFC legend gave a "hard out" date for her final appearance.

The mixed martial arts pioneer left the UFC in 2016 to pursue a career in pro wrestling.

According to The Wrestling Observer, Rousey had told the WWE "this is my last date", although the exact date is not known.

The report adds that it could be at SummerSlam on August 5, but will definitely be before Wrestlemania XL in April next year.

Rousey's WWE run is expected to conclude with her highly-anticipated feud with Shayna Baszler.

In the report, Dave Meltzer explains: "This was always, always, always the plan.


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"It kept getting delayed and then Ronda got hurt and the thing was – and I don’t know the date, and it might be SummerSlam, it might be a little bit after – the deal is that Ronda has a hard out.

"She gave a date, ‘This is my last date.’ Cause I remember talking to somebody there and it’s like, ‘I know they’re going to do this, and I guess, make the big match for WrestleMania.’

"And it’s like, ‘No, her hard out is…’ – they didn’t give me the date but it’s long before WrestleMania."

Rousey has credited Baszler with getting her into pro wrestling and had been adamant about setting up a feud between them as a result.

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Her impending WWE exit comes after she previously took a three-year break after losing in the main event of Wrestlemania 35.

She later returned at Royal Rumble in 2022, with her first stint lasting from Wrestlemania 34 in 2018 to her defeat a year later.

It remains unknown whether Rousey plans to take another lengthy hiatus or if she is done with pro wrestling for good.

The 36-year-old has recently been tipped for a shock return to the UFC Octagon seven years after leaving the promotion.

Rousey is rumoured to be a candidate to fight for the vacant women's bantamweight title following Amanda Nunes's retirement.

She was the company's first female champion and competed in their first-ever all-female fight.

Following six successful title defences, Rousey lost her belt to Holly Holm before leaving the UFC after a 48-second TKO defeat to Nunes at UFC 207 in December 2016.

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