Ronda Rousey recently signed her WWE contract at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, and shortly after it was announced that Rousey would be appearing at every episode of Monday Night Raw leading up to WrestleMania 34, but Rousey didn't appear on this week's episode.
Before committing herself to scripted violence, Rousey was the greatest real fighter of her generation.
It's unclear why Rousey was not a part of Raw, but the answer could simply be that WWE didn't have a way to advance her storyline, or there were scheduling conflicts. "When I first met with Triple H, I told him, 'There are other things I can do with my time that'll make way more money, but I won't enjoy almost as much'". "I think it's just as likely as me going back to another Olympics for judo", she said.
Raw's overall viewership was the highest its been since the post-Royal Rumble show back on January 29. She has done few interviews and the public has only learned of her lack of UFC plans via UFC president Dana White.
Winning her first 12 professional fights in a row, often in brutal fashion, Rousey became the face of both women's MMA and the UFC in general.
After that fight, she remained on the sidelines and away from the media for just over a year before returning at UFC 207 in December 2016 to challenge Amanda Nunes for the title. And how do you expect Rousey to perform when the bright lights are on her at "The Show Of Shows?" I care about her, and she's got enough money.
Now, Rousey is changing directions to blaze another trail in a decorated career.
As for the major difference between WWE and the UFC, she said that WWE was like a team, while UFC and judo were individual efforts.