Shayna Baszler has discussed having longer matches and more time to shine under the new WWE regime.
There is a positive aura around WWE right now with various Superstars disclosing the mood backstage is much more vibrant and relaxed following the retirement of Vince McMahon.
One star who has benefited from the change in leadership is Shayna Baszler. Baszler has experienced a renewed push since Triple H took over as the Head of Creative at the end of July.
Speaking with the New York Post, Baszler commented on the change in energy within the company saying she no longer ‘feels rushed’ during matches:
“It’s exciting for everyone all around, not just talent, production and crew people. It’s just an overall good energy right now. I think you are seeing girls get more time to tell their stories and do matches. For me, that’s like an answer you won’t hear from a lot of other people. Now I don’t feel rushed [in my matches]. I can go in and take my time and torture Liv as long as I need to.”
The Queen of Spades also talked about the talent who stared under Triple H in NXT being given more of an opportunity to feature, including the recent returns of several former Superstars who had been released by McMahon :
“It’s like new players in the game. The top guys are the top guys for a reason and we all look up to the vets that have been there, but now instead of like a slow build to introduce someone new, it’s like, let’s put them on and let’s see, sink or swim. It just happens to be that generation [of NXT] that’s up there and throw us in the water and tell us to sink or swim and we’re gonna swim all the way out of Alcatraz and dance on the shore.”
Baszler won a WWE SmackDown Women’s Title #1 Contendership Gauntlet match on the August 5 episode of WWE SmackDown and is now set to challenge Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WWE Clash at the Castle.
Should she be victorious, Baszler has teased a huge title match with Ronda Rousey. Though the two are friends, their recent interactions have seen notable tension:
“If I beat Liv and I’m the champion, if Ronda earns the No. 1 contender, as her friend I’m obligated to give her that opportunity, that’s my friend. If that would come along, I don’t think it’s something we’d be against happening.” Baszler said.
WWE Clash at the Castle will take place this Saturday, September 3, at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, marking WWE’s first major stadium event to take place in the United Kingdom since Summerslam 1992 over thirty years ago.