Why Was Shayna Baszler Backstage At Raw Tonight?, Lana and Rusev Argue Over Who Is Messier (Videos)

Shayna Baszler

– Shortly before Raw went live from the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, WWE posted this video of NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler backstage at the show.

But why was she there?

“This is my hometown, why wouldn’t I be here?” Baszler said in a backstage interview with Mike Rome, who asked her what brings the NXT Women’s Champion to Raw.

“Well, as you said, I’m the NXT Women’s Champion, so what’s it to ya? I don’t know. Maybe I’m tired of beating up the same people and I’m scoping out some different competition. Maybe I have a friend that can’t be here for 30 days and needs eyes. I don’t know. The point is I’m NXT Women’s Champion and I don’t need to explain myself to you or anybody.”

Her friend, of course, is Ronda Rousey. WWE interestingly notes in its caption of the video that Rousey is Baszler’s longtime friend.

– In this clip from tonight’s all-new episode of WWE Ride Along, Lana and Rusev argue over who is messier during Aiden English’s “The Matchka Game.”