A current WWE Superstar has expressed her love for the women’s roster during her time in NXT and says she’d put it up against any roster from any era as the best.
NXT has produced many of the top women’s stars in the wrestling business in modern times with the likes of Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Bianca Belair, Tay Conti, Athena, Toni Storm, Ruby Soho, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka among countless others who made their name on the brand.
One female star that dominated the black and gold brand during her time there was two-time NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler.
Speaking on the Out of Character podcast, Shayna Baszler expressed her view that during her time in NXT, the brand had the best women’s wrestling roster ever assembled, and even more amazingly, they all got along:
“I will go to my deathbed and say that the women’s locker room at the time that we had, like around the first women’s WarGames match, was the best women’s locker room there has ever been in women’s wrestling.”
“I’ll put it up against All Japan Women. It didn’t matter who you picked out of that locker room, you’d be like, ‘Oh, man, they’re gonna have a match. That’s gonna be a banger.’ Every girl was worth her salt. On top of that, and this is the rarity in all women’s sports, is that everybody got along. There were no issues. Everybody just wanted to tell the best story. Everybody just wanted to put on the best match.”
“You know, in hindsight, and we’ve said this in recent years that things have changed a lot just because of the landscape of the world and what happened, but like, we really took that for granted. You never know you’re in the best times when you’re in them, but man, some of my best friends came out of that locker room.”
Shayna Baszler also hit out at critics of her close friend, the SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, saying it frustrates her that Rousey doesn’t get her due for her MMA career.