The NXT women’s division has always been highly regarded for it’s depth. From the early days of the Four Horsewomen, to Asuka, to Io Shirai and even to today’s 2.0 roster, there are a lot of credible threats to the women’s title.
Shayna Baszler was at the head of the NXT women’s division when it was at it’s highest in terms of roster depth, with names like Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai, Dakota Kai, Candice LeRae, Mia Yim, Shotzi Blackheart and more a part of the division.
Shayna was a recent guest on the Out of Character podcast, where she spoke about her time in NXT. Baszler made the bold claim that the women’s division on the brand at the time she was at the helm was ‘the best women’s locker room there has ever been’.
“I will go to my deathbed and say that the women’s locker room at the time that we had, like around the first women’s WarGames match, was the best women’s locker room there has ever been in women’s wrestling. I’ll put it up against All Japan Women. It didn’t matter who you picked out of that locker room, you’d be like, ‘Oh, man, they’re gonna have a match. That’s gonna be a banger.’ Every girl was worth her salt. On top of that, and this is the rarity in all women’s sports, is that everybody got along. There were no issues. Everybody just wanted to tell the best story. Everybody just wanted to put on the best match. You know, in hindsight, and we’ve said this in recent years that things have changed a lot just because of the landscape of the world and what happened, but like, we really took that for granted. You never know you’re in the best times when you’re in them, but man, some of my best friends came out of that locker room.”
Baszler finds herself in a difficult situation on SmackDown right now, as her best friend Ronda Rousey and current tag team partner Natalya are at loggerheads ahead of their title clash at Money in the Bank. Rousey recently shared a video of her talking to Baszler, with Baszler claiming that she ‘can’t get involved’.
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