WWE Star Reflects On Losing Hunger For MMA Before Pursuing Wrestling

WWE Star Reflects On Losing Hunger For MMA Before Pursuing Wrestling WWE

A WWE star has reflected on losing hunger for MMA before pursuing wrestling.

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

This marked Baszler’s third reign as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion after two other runs alongside Nia Jax. Along with these reigns, the former MMA fighter is also a two-time NXT Women’s Champion as well.

Speaking on the latest “Cheap Heat” podcast, Shayna Baszler discussed losing her hunger for MMA. Crediting losing “The Ultimate Fighter” as the point where she began to lose her drive for MMA, Shayna said:

“I don’t know how to explain it, I just didn’t care anymore.” 

“I just wasn’t hungry enough anymore…Josh [Barnett] could tell.”

Baszler continued on to explain how she started wrestling thanks to Barnett broaching the idea to keep herself active, saying:

“I went to Japan. That’s the closure moment, is that fight in 2017 that I had in Japan…I lost but I think I felt good and this is not complaining. It went to decision.”

“I think I beat her but she was their girl and I can’t complain about that. I couldn’t finish her and I was happy with it.”

As previously reported, Baszler’s tag team partner Ronda Rousey reportedly “demanded” their current tag team run in WWE.

Transcription via Wrestling Inc.

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4 months ago by SP3



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