Shayna Baszler Thinks SummerSlam Is Not The Last That We Will See Of Ronda Rousey – It has been reported that Ronda Rousey will be departing WWE after SummerSlam, with the final match potentially being against the long-time friend turned rival, Shayna Baszler.
While speaking with Inside The Ropes, Baszler was asked about the future of her good friend and she is confident that this won’t be the last time that we will see the Rowdy One inside a WWE ring.
I mean if I have anything to say about it on Saturday, Ronda is going to leave and she will need help getting out of there. But if I know anything about Ronda, and I know Ronda better than anyone, it’s not the last that we will see of her. Whether it’s next week or next year, it is not the last that we will see of her. We’ll see what happens.
Baszler is also pleased with how the upcoming match has been presented, especially as there are no clearly defined babyfaces or heels:
I liked it because it has been important since the beginning that we want this to have a very fight feel. This has come from a real place. You know, when you tune into the UFC, you don’t go who’s the heel here? I don’t know who to cheer for. So you just cheer for who you like. It’s been important for us to not have this black-and-white good guy, bad guy, it’s just going to be a fight. And people just happen to like me, I don’t know, maybe my charm is starting to get through.
But I think it has been important to do that, and I think that the thing that has been easy is that the fans, pro-wrestling fans especially, can tell when you are faking the funk. And this has been real, and we are not faking anything, and I think that has really helped us resonate.
The Submission Magician then discussed the video packages used to hype the match on the go-home episode of WWE Raw. Baszler revealed that there was no script going into the production, and the two fighters were told to just be themselves and speak their minds:
So when you can sit us down in the chair and you are like, you can be real, just start talking, go. And we just start talking, and it is all very real. So we have been set up, as far as the promo packages, to showcase what we are able to bring, and that is a lot of realism.
Shayna Baszler Thinks SummerSlam Is Not The Last That We Will See Of Ronda Rousey