Shayna Baszler

Nov 22, 2017 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Shayna Baszler
Height: 5’7″
Weight 136 lbs.
Date of birth: August 8, 1980
From: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Pro debut: 2015
Trained by: NXT
Finishing move: Kirifuda Clutch

Biography

– Baszler began her sporting life as an MMA competitor, training under Josh Barnett
– Baszler made her professional MMA debut in June 2006 at an Mixed Fighting Championship event
– In August 2013, Baszler was announced as a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter (Rousey vs. Tate)
– Baszler went on to be signed by UFC, but was released after losing her first two fights
– Baszler made her pro wrestling debut on September 26, 2015, losing to Cheerleader Melissa at a QPW event
– In October 2015, Baszler wrestled two dates on Stardom’s US tour
– On July 17, 2016, Baszler defeated Ruby Raze to win the PREMIER Womens Title
– On September 9, Baszler defeated Heidi Lovelace to win the AIW Womens Title
– On October 8, Baszler defeated Christina Von Eerie to win the QPW Womens Title, but lost it almost immediately to Hudson Envy
– On November 5, Baszler defeated Britt Baker to retain the AIW Womens Title
– The next day, Baszler defeated Ray Lyn & Ayzali to retain the AIW Womens Title
– On November 25, Baszler defeated Heidi Lovelace to retain the AIW Womens Title
– In early 2017, Baszler toured Japan with Stardom
– On March 11, 2017, Baszler defeated Allysin Kay to retain the AIW Womens Title
– On April 1, Baszler defeated Joey Ryan to win the DDT Iron Man Heavy Metal Title
– On April 22, Baszler defeated ODB to retain the AIW Womens Title
– On May 6, Baszler defeated Raze to retain the PREMIER Womens Title
– On May 27, Baszler defeated Madison Eagles to win the NHPW Global Conflict Title, and with it, the IndyGurlz Australia Title
– On June 10, Baszler defeated Angel Dust to retain the AIW Womens Title
– On July 13, Baszler entered WWE’s Mae Young Classic. She went on to reach the final, but lost to Kairi Sane
– On July 21, Baszler defeated Mia Yim to retain the AIW Womens Title
– Baszler made her official WWE debut at an NXT live event on August 10, 2017
– On October 3, Baszler was announced as having officially signed with WWE
– At Takeover: New Orleans, Baszler defeated Ember Moon to win the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover: Chicago II, Baszler defeated Nikki Cross to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At the WWE UK Title Tournament event, Baszler defeated Toni Storm by countout to retain the NXT Womens Title
– Baszler lost the NXT Womens Title to Kairi Sane at Takeover: Brooklyn 4, but would regain it at WWE Evolution. Baszler would also form a stable alongside Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir around this time
– At Takeover: WarGames II, Baszler defeated Sane in a Best of 3 Falls Match to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover: Phoenix, Baszler defeated Bianca Belair to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover: New York, Baszler defeated Belair, Sane & Io Shirai in a 4-Way Match to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On April 17, 2019, Baszler defeated Kairi Sane by DQ to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover XXV, Baszler defeated Io Shirai to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On June 12, Baszler defeated Io Shirai to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On June 15, Baszler defeated Isla Dawn to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover Toronto ’19, Baszler defeated Mia Yim to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On October 2, Baszler defeated Candice LeRae to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Survivor Series ’19, Baszler defeated Becky Lynch & Bayley in a Triple Threat Match
– Baszler competed in the 2020 Womens Royal Rumble, finishing as runner-up to Charlotte Flair
– Baszler won the titular match at Elimination Chamber 2020, defeating Sarah Logan, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Natalya & Asuka
– At Payback ’20, Baszler & Nia Jax defeated Sasha Banks & Bayley to win the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles
– On the following Smackdown, Baszler & Jax defeated Bayley & Banks to retain the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles
– On October 5, Baszler & Jax defeated The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan) to retain the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles
– On November 2, Baszler & Jax defeated Dana Brooke & Mandy Rose to retain the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles
– Baszler was part of the victorious Team Raw at Survivor Series 2020

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