When Ronda Rousey joined WWE in January, she said there was a "set timeline" to her commitment because she intends to start a family. But her transition to professional wrestling has gone so well and been so enjoyable that she says she is rethinking any time limits.
"I love this way more than I ever thought I would," Rousey told ESPN this week as she prepares to face Alexa Bliss for the WWE Raw Women's Championship at SummerSlam on Sunday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
"We had a set timeline set, and now we aren't so sure about it because I love it so much," she said. "I guess that's the best thing that could've happened, that I would love it so much it would be so hard to stop. I can see why people have a hard time leaving this industry because it's such a joy to be a part of every day."
Rousey, 31, has quite a bit to do inside and outside WWE before deciding to leave. Since her debut at the Royal Rumble in January and first match at WrestleMania in April, she has become one of the company's most popular performers.
Her match against Bliss this weekend is one of the most anticipated on the SummerSlam card. And it will come two days after "Mile 22," the Peter Berg action film she co-stars in with Mark Wahlberg, makes its box-office debut.
Despite her hectic schedule, Rousey reiterated that she still intends to have a family someday but joked about finding her child a spot in WWE.
"You never know, maybe I'll make my baby my manager," she said.
This week, Rousey is also promoting preorders of "WWE 2K19," which will be her first appearance as a wrestler in the popular video-game franchise.
"My [wrestling] move set is kind of still evolving and taking shape, so I'd be really interested in to see what they actually come up with [in 2K19]," Rousey said. "There's a bunch of stuff I haven't even been able to show yet, that I've been keeping in my back pocket."
During the height of her mixed martial arts career, Rousey used to joke that busy weeks like this were like juggling on a unicycle.
Life as a pro wrestler might be just as busy, but it's a lot more fun, she said.
"It's not like I'm juggling on a unicycle, on a balance beam like over a bed of knives, you know what I mean?" Rousey said. "I'm juggling on a unicycle that's in a bouncy house. If I fall off, I go boing right back up to the unicycle. It's fine. I don't die. I fall off."