There was a plan. Every now and then, a big name will come up to the main roster from NXT, though they do not have the best track record. For one reason or another, a lot of the wrestlers who are called up to the main roster do not do well once they get there, which can get annoying in a hurry. It can be even worse when a wrestler has been a huge NXT success, and that is the case again.
Over most of the last two years, Shayna Baszler has dominated the NXT Women’s division, leaving fans wondering what would happen when she finally made it up to the big time. At the same time though, Baszler’s fans were a little worried about what would happen once she got there. Baszler did not seem like someone WWE would push that hard and so far, they have been right to an extent. It turns out that we have not been seeing the original plans.
According to Fightful Select, the original plans for Baszler called for her to win the Women’s Royal Rumble but the match eventually went to Charlotte, with Baszler being the last woman eliminated. Baszler was then expected to win the Raw Women’s Title at WrestleMania 36 but Vince McMahon changed his mind as he felt the lack of fans would hurt the moment. Baszler’s last Monday Night Raw appearance came on the May 18 edition when she defeated Natalya in a submission match.
Baszler has been awesome in small doses. Check out some of her moments:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised and I’m certainly not the only one. At the end of the day, Baszler does not seem like the kind of person that McMahon is going to push. The lack of fans moment doesn’t make a ton of sense either as Charlotte, Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre all won championships in front of no fans. Baszler is someone who could do some great things on the main roster shows, but if she is sitting on the sidelines, that is never going to happen.
What do you think of Baszler? Will she ever be Women’s Champion? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!