Shayna Baszler has opened up about her partnership with former WWE star Nia Jax (Lina Fanene), noting that she helped her out a lot backstage.
Baszler and Jax first formed a team in 2020, with the duo winning the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship that August.
This pairing held the gold for a second time the following year, winning the title back in January 2021.
Speaking with Ring The Belle, Baszler noted that Jax helped her find her way following her NXT call-up.
Discussing her relationship with the former WWE star, Baszler said:
“I had a lot of fun teaming up with Nia. She really helped me out when I didn’t know anyone. I had just come up here.
“We decided to team up, and she actually really helped me out a lot behind the scenes, too, like ‘knowing the ropes,’ as they say.
“I enjoyed it because I did get to show a different side of me that I didn’t get to really show in NXT.”
Jax was let go by WWE in November 2021, but has since wrestled in the 2023 Royal Rumble.
Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey recently made their returns to WWE TV to target Women’s Tag Team Champion Raquel Rodriguez.
Liv Morgan and Rodriguez have now vacated the title. A match for the vacant titles will take place on the May 29 edition of Raw, which you can read more about right here.
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
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