During an interview with TMZ Sports, Ronda Rousey said she won’t be entering the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match and won’t even be in the United States on Sunday.
“I’m actually leaving to Colombia right now to finish shooting ‘Mile 22,'” Rousey told TMZ Sports while at an airport. “And I won’t be back until mid-February.” She also posted a video on her Instagram account from Colombia today.
Rousey wouldn’t be able to confirm that she’s going to be in the Rumble if a surprise appearance is planned, but it’s noteworthy that she’s outright said she won’t be in the match.
Rousey claimed that she hasn’t put pen to paper on a deal with WWE yet, which is the same thing Triple H said on a conference call on Wednesday. He noted that Rousey has loved the pro wrestling industry since she was a kid and has been training on the side for a while, mentioning a video he saw of her from four years ago while she was still fighting in the UFC.
“Mile 22” is an action film that is being directed by Peter Berg and stars Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, and John Malkovich in addition to Rousey.