During an appearance on Steve-O’s podcast, Ronda Rousey explained why she doesn’t want to return to wrestling full-time:
“I love the WWE. I had such a great time. I love all the girls in the locker room,” Ronda said. “Running out there and having fake fights for fun is just the best thing. I love choreography. I love acting. I love theatre. Live theater and some of the last forms of live theatre. But, I was doing basically part-time and I was away from home 200 days out of the year. And when I did get home, I was so sleep deprived cause you just don’t have time to lay down.”
“If I did all of the live shows, I was only home a day and a half a week. It was just not worth it for my family because we were eliminating all of our expenses and living this lifestyle, we didn’t need it. We didn’t need the money,” Ronda continued.
“So it’s just like … what am I doing it for if I’m not being able to spend my time and energy on my family? Instead of spending my time and energy on a bunch of f*cking ungrateful fans that don’t appreciate me. I love performing. I love the girls. I lovebeing out there … but, at the end of the day, I was just like, ‘F*ck these fans, dude.’ My family loves me and they appreciate me and I want all my energy to go into them. So that was my decision at the end of the day. It’s like, ‘Hey girls. Love what you’re doing. I’m gonna try and take all my momentum and push you guys as far as I can … fly little birds, fly! I’m going f*cking home!’ And that was basically it.”