Updated: Aug 2
Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey, two of MMA’s Four Horsewomen, want to elevate in the Women’s tag team division.
Baszler and Rousey took advantage of the opportunity to win the WWE Women’s Tag Team titles for the first time together after Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez had to relinquish the title on Smackdown due to an arm injury. She became a three-time women’s tag team champion while Ronda won the title for the first time.
Shayna Baszler said the following while making a guest appearance on WWE’s The Bump in relation to the need for more friendship among women wrestlers:
“I want the same thing she [Ronda Rousey] wants. We want to put more women on the scene. There’s are important. They’re titles, we’re champions. It’s long enough that it’s happened where it’s like, ‘Oh man, a PPV’s coming up, I better find someone in the locker room to team up with. Like, get some friends! Be a team! Ronda and I have been friends for 10 years. Why is it not looked down on that everyone in the locker room only suddenly wants to work with someone when it’s a pay-per-view opportunity?
That’s so opportunistic. We want to put these at the forefront. I think it gets looked past the work that I did when I held these the first time. Worked all three shows. I’m pretty sure we defended these more than anyone had in the past up to that point. But, you know, all everyone talks about is Bayley’s reign with these titles and blah-blah-blah-blah-blah. Like, I’ve done some work with these too, and it’s not stopping. We immediately defended, and we immediately went after the NXT Tag Champions. There’s no break in the storm that we’re causing.”
The Submission Magician added that Rousey and she were sick of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Division being so transient because of how disappointingly shallow it is.
In a tag team title unification match this Friday on Smackdown, Baszler, and Rousey will compete against the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre.