Shayna Baszler: Switch To WWE SmackDown Is A Restart
Baszler was drafted to SmackDown last month
Shayna Baszler has admitted her switch to WWE Friday Night SmackDown is an opportunity at 'a restart' for her in the company.
Baszler was drafted to the blue brand in October's Draft, having spent her time on Raw since moving to the main roster. Having split from her tag team, and once again a singles star, Baszler is keen to establish herself as a dominant figure in the women's division.
Speaking with SportsKeeda Wrestling, Baszler said: "I’ve been on RAW the whole time I’ve been here, so going over to SmackDown, and there’s a new locker room, and there’s a whole crop of new talent, on top of like things personally in my career, like not in a tag team now, I’ve been in a tag team for a while, so it’s a good way to look at it is that it’s a restart.
"I mean obviously, the title is always a goal for anyone that is in this business. But I really just want to…it’s a restart, so I want to re-establish the fact that, title or not, it’s a dangerous time to be in the ring with me. And I think you know, I hadn’t been on a tag team really before, and now that I’m stepping away from that, so to speak, it’s a good time to remind people what I’m about, you know what I mean.
"And maybe even some people that didn’t see maybe my NXT run, to just even introduce them to what I’ve been about, you know what I mean.
"So there’s a lot of people and a lot of reasons to, I don’t know, I don’t know what word to put behind it, show, I don’t know leave a legacy? I don’t know, I don’t know how to explain it. But yeah, obviously the title, always at the top of the picture, but really it’s about like stamping my mark and letting people know what I’m about."