Shayna Baszler may have come up short against Liv Morgan at Clash At The Castle this past Saturday in Cardiff, Wales, but that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t been on a roll over the past few weeks.
“Definitely,” Baszler stated while speaking with Bleav in Pro Wrestling. “I’m more comfortable like being where I’m at than I was before, but rather looking at it like Shayna’s back, it’s like, ‘What is Shayna becoming?’” (h/t Fightful)
Baszler discussed her experiences in NXT and on the main roster with Triple H. She discussed how she knew that her time had come after he took over creative.
“I know Triple H. I worked under Triple H for a few years, and I just kind of know the way things go. He’s always putting new people into the stuff, and I think some new faces needed to be shown, so I knew it was the right opportunity. So luckily, I’ve just stayed ready so when the time came, it worked out.” (h/t Fightful)
Baszler talked about her singles and tag team experiences alongside Nia Jax and Natalya.
“I think the little bit you’ve seen, this is a totally different evolution of Shayna Baszler, so it took me a second to get my footing on Raw, and I think that’s not a big secret. Millions can see that; you can log into Peacock and watch all of that. But I think, being in the tag division, I know it’s not my thing, like my bread and butter’s the singles stuff, but I think it helped me kind of find my footing.” (h/t Fightful)
“Then that gauntlet came about, and it was like okay. It was like the perfect time of like, this change is about, change is in the air, this whole thing happens, and there’s a gauntlet match, and the women open SummerSlam and all this crazy stuff happened. Then like I think that very next Raw, the women were all over the show. I think they had like three matches and it was like okay, now’s the time to really get your poop in a group and get some stuff done. So yeah, regardless of how long it took, it’s happening now, and I’m not going to waste it.” (h/t Fightful)
Baszler first appeared in WWE in 2017 and competed in the Mae Young Classic, placing second to Kairi Sane. She signed with the company in October of that year. In April of 2018, Baszler defeated Ember Moon to win the NXT Women’s Championship at Takeover: New Orleans. She lost the title to Sane but won it back during the Evolution pay-per-view.
Baszler made her main roster debut in February of 2020 on Raw, attacking Becky Lynch. She later joined a tag team with Nia Jax and won the title twice. She later paired with Natalya before winning a Gauntlet Match to become Liv Morgan’s #1 contender.