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Shayna Baszler aiming to make history in the Mae Young Classic

TV Insider recently spoke with Shayna Baszler ahead of the premiere of the Mae Young Classic to discuss the tournament. Highlights of the interview below

Being motivated after receiving a WWE callback: “WWE is something I’ve had my eye on. After the call, I said to myself, ‘All right, it’s time to get it in gear.’ It fired me up to get into even better shape and get ready to go.”

Relationship with her fellow MMA Four Horsewomen: “We’re such good friends and training partners and teammates. … I specifically called all three of them and said, ‘Guys, this is the most important thing I’ve ever done in my combat sports career. I’d love for you guys to be there because you were there at the beginning of all of this, and I would like you to be there for this. They were like, ‘Yeah, you got it. We’ll drop whatever we are doing. We’re there.’”

Being part of the Mae Young Classic: ““All of us has a personal story to tell about going into the Mae Young Classic and what it means to us. … It’s a history-making moment. I really hope people grasp on to that. It’s the first tournament of its kind. There are girls on there who have spent a long time doing this. This type of wrestling and sports entertainment the fans are going to be see, it has been growing. Now there is finally a place where people are going to see and hear us tell our stories. I can’t wait.”

Basaler also discusses making the transition from MMA to pro wrestling.

You can the full interview here. 

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