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Shayna Baszler Signed to a WWE Contract

Shayna Baszler signs with the WWE Mike Kalasnik, via Flickr


Shayna Baszler Signed to a WWE Contract

Reports are coming in that Mae Young Classic competitor Shayna Baszler has signed with the WWE; following the finals of the Classic, which wrapped up last week. Squared Circle Sirens has reported that the former MMA star; and current AIW Women’s Champion signed shortly after her match with Kairi Sane.

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Baszler, whose last MMA fight took place at UFC Fight Night 62, taking a loss by TKO to Amanda Nunes, made her debut in 2015. She first appeared at Ring of Honor’s 13th Anniversary Show. Accompanying ReDragon to the ring, she was formally introduced after Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly successfully defended their Tag Team Titles.

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Training under Josh Barnett (and later, Mercedes Martinez); she would make her pro wrestling debut on Sept. 26th, 2015, in a losing effort to Cheerleader Melissa. From there, she has faced a who’s who of female wrestling personalities.

From Nicole Matthews, Mia Yim, and Veda Scott, to Annie Social, Heidi Lovelace and Kellie Skater; her in-ring education, topped with her MMA experience, helped to mold her into the fierce competitor that was displayed during the MYC.

Baszler was reportedly present during last week’s NXT tapings. The signing was confirmed by her fellow MMA Four Horsewomen member Jessamyn Duke. Duke made the reveal on her TWITCH video gaming channel.

As to whether Baszler will make her debut on either the main roster or in NXT remains to be seen. In all likelihood, she will be an NXT main stay for some time; in order to get her accustomed to the WWE style of work.

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