Shayna Baszler Reveals Why She Turned On Ronda Rousey At WWE Money In The Bank

Shayna Baszler talks about betraying Ronda Rousey ahead of their WWE SummerSlam clash.

In a recent interview with News 18, Shayna Baszler revealed why she betrayed Ronda Rousey at WWE Money in the Bank 2023.

Baszler attacked long-time ally Rousey in the midst of their WWE Women's Tag Team Championship defence against Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez, a betrayal which has led to their upcoming 'Mixed Martial Arts Rules' Match at SummerSlam on August 5.

Shayna explained:

"I'm not denying that Ronda is history-making. She's one of the best fighters that's ever come along, she changed the landscape for women in fighting," she said. "Dana White himself said women were never going to be in the UFC. She's the one that changed it for us. I don't deny all that. 

"[But when] it comes to professional wrestling, I'm the one that made her fall in love with that. I'm the one that got signed first. She saw how happy I was. She said it herself in interviews. She saw how happy I was and wanted to give it a try. [...] So as far as wrestling and WWE is concerned, it should be me that's the leader. It should be me that's the face. This is my thing. When I was in NXT, and Ronda was separate from me doing her own thing, I had a lot of success. I had probably the most dominant run with that title. I had no problems. It just seems like ever since she's come back. I've just been her sidekick. She's done nothing to change that. She's done nothing to give me a push forward and say, 'This is Shayna's thing.'"

H/T to Fightful.

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