Top WWE Star ‘Demanded’ Current Run

Top WWE Star ‘Demanded’ Current Run WWE

A top WWE star has “demanded” their current run in the company.

On the May 29 episode of WWE Raw, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler won a fatal four-way match to win the vacant WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.

Rousey and Baszler have been friends for years after meeting each other in 2013. The duo aligned on-screen in 2022, but they became a full-time tag team in early 2023.

Speaking with Peter Rosenberg on Cheap Heat, Shayna Baszler discussed her partnership with Ronda Rousey and revealed that the former SmackDown’s Women’s Champion went to the office and demanded their run as a tag team. She said:

“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.”

Rosenberg noted that he believes that Rousey working in the tag team division has elevated her character in his eyes.

Baszler responded by noting Ronda’s ability draw eyes on the product, saying:

“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.”

As previously reported, Ronda Rousey recently admitted that she believes the WWE women’s division is “dismally shallow.”

Transcription via Fightful

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