Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler have known each other for a long time. Ronda Rousey’s WWE career has been pretty good, even though she’s been criticised a lot. Ronda Rousey was part of first ever Women’s WrestleMania main event, she achieved that opportunity in a short span of time.
Shayna Baszler was an absolute beast in NXT, she was feared my many wrestlers. After making her way into the main roster, she had a pretty good run during her early stages but it didn’t last long. It is also rumoured that she wasn’t pushed because of her MMA kind of wrestling.
Kurt Angle recently on his The Kurt Angle Show podcast talked about Ronda Rousey, Kurt Angle feels Ronda gave a push to Shayna Baszler by losing to her.
“You know what? I thought it was really cool. Ronda probably didn’t have to do that. Ronda Rousey probably could call her own shots about whether she wants to win or lose. So I imagine this was a team effort between Shayna and Ronda, with Ronda assisting Shayna, to get her over, more over than she was, but I think this was really cool. A giving spot for Ronda Rousey to be able to Shayna a bigger star. You have to give Ronda a lot of credit for that.” (H/T: WrestleZone)