During WWE SummerSlam, Shayna Baszler finally avenged her grievances against Ronda Rousey.
In reality, Baszler and Rousey share a long-lasting friendship, stemming from their days as MMA fighters, where they trained together. Rousey even coached Baszler on The Ultimate Fighter. However, their paths diverged when Baszler shifted to professional wrestling in 2017 by joining WWE, while Rousey followed suit shortly after, achieving rapid success in the WWE, similar to their MMA careers. As the WWE storyline progressed, tensions between the former friends escalated, leading to a highly anticipated MMA Rules match at SummerSlam in Detroit to settle their differences. Ultimately, it was Shayna Baszler who emerged as the victor.
Although the match received some mixed reactions from the crowd, it incorporated several nods to Rousey’s MMA background. Baszler managed to escape Rousey’s infamous armbar and even delivered a powerful head kick that almost sent Rousey crashing down. However, the turning point came when Baszler secured a rear-naked choke, causing Rousey to swiftly submit, rendering her unconscious.
Given the outcome and the emotions surrounding the match, it is widely speculated that this could be Rousey’s last WWE appearance for the foreseeable future.
You can watch the video highlights of this intense showdown below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about WWE SummerSlam
Q: What was the outcome of the WWE SummerSlam match between Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler?
A: Shayna Baszler emerged victorious in the WWE SummerSlam match, defeating Ronda Rousey with a rear-naked choke, resulting in Rousey’s quick submission and unconsciousness.
Q: Are Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler friends in real life?
A: Yes, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler are longtime friends, dating back to their careers in MMA. They trained together and even shared a coaching relationship during their time in The Ultimate Fighter.
Q: Did the WWE SummerSlam match between Rousey and Baszler receive a positive reception from the audience?
A: The WWE SummerSlam match between Rousey and Baszler received mixed reactions from the crowd, with several boos during the tepid match.
Q: Did the match feature any references to Ronda Rousey’s MMA background?
A: Yes, during the WWE SummerSlam match, Shayna Baszler made callbacks to Ronda Rousey’s MMA career by escaping her infamous armbar and delivering a head kick, reminiscent of Rousey’s past fights.
Q: Could this WWE SummerSlam match be Ronda Rousey’s last appearance in the WWE?
A: Yes, it is widely expected that this WWE SummerSlam match could be Ronda Rousey’s final one in the WWE for some time, possibly marking her farewell from the promotion.
More about WWE SummerSlam
- WWE SummerSlam: [Link to the WWE SummerSlam event page]
- Ronda Rousey: [Link to Ronda Rousey’s profile on WWE’s official website]
- Shayna Baszler: [Link to Shayna Baszler’s profile on WWE’s official website]
- MMA Rules Match: [Link to information about MMA Rules matches in WWE]
- The Ultimate Fighter: [Link to information about The Ultimate Fighter show]
- WWE SummerSlam Highlights: [Link to video highlights of the Rousey vs. Baszler match]
- WWE Matches: [Link to browse other WWE matches]
- Farewell Match: [Link to an article discussing Ronda Rousey’s possible farewell from WWE]