She might have a new home. There have been a lot of huge shakeups in the wrestling world and quite a few of them have come from WWE’s massive series of releases. WWE has let go all kinds of wrestlers from its main roster and NXT, many of whom have now gone elsewhere. That can make for some surprising moments, another of which might be happening sooner than later.
According to Wrestlinginc.com, AEW is planning to release a Marina Shafir shirt, which has already been announced by Pro Wrestling Tees. While not confirmed, this could suggest that Shafir will be signing with AEW in one way or another. Shafir has wrestled three matches on AEW Dark, starting in December, since her release from WWE on June 25, 2021, along with several other wrestlers.
Shafir is a wrestler and also a former mixed martial artist, including being part of the Four Horsewomen with Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler and Jessamyn Duke. She signed with WWE in May 2018 and spent her time with the company in NX, mainly teaming with Duke. Since leaving NXT, she has wrestled on the independent circuit, including on a UWN Primetime live show.
Opinion: This is something that would make sense for AEW, assuming they bring Shafir in permanently. Her mixed martial arts background, including her time in the Horsewomen, will be more than enough to get her foot in the door. I’m not sure what she would be doing in AEW, but at least she might have a chance to do something on a bigger stage, as opposed to staying in NXT.
What do you think of Shafir? How would she do in AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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