Ronda Rousey demanded the chance to tag up with one of her closest friends, Shayna Baszler.
The pair have worked together in the past in the world of Mixed Martial Arts but in WWE, the pair did not have this same luxury up until recently. The pair won the women’s tag team championships on Monday’s RAW.
Speaking with Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat, Baszler discussed teaming up with Rousey.
“Ronda is Ronda, right. She’s been main title, she main-evented WrestleMania. She still gets one of the loudest pops when we walk out. This was something she demanded. We’d been asking for it forever, but she finally put her foot down and went to the office and said, ‘Listen, we’ve been asking for this forever. You keep telling us, ‘After, after, after this [and] this.’ I honestly don’t know if she hadn’t done that, if they ever would have got to it. I wasn’t in a position yet to be elevated to a Ronda level, so the fact that Ronda said, ‘No, stop. I’ve done this. I want to do this because this is why I started wrestling.’ So I think that’s huge. She could be main-eventing SummerSlam. She doesn’t have to be where she is, which is elevating these titles,”
“Yeah, it’s just a direction that I don’t think they would have looked at, just because Ronda is who she is. As much as, love her or hate her, she brings eyes, and that’s the way she’s always been. She was that way in MMA. I at least want people to understand, this is happening because she demanded it. She demanded to work with me as a friend, so it’s cool to have someone who truly isn’t out for themselves. In show business, that’s so rare, so it’s very cool,”Shayna Baszler
We will have to wait and see what comes next for the women, but for now they are celebrating their big win on last Monday’s show.
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