54 Facts About Shayna Baszler


Shayna Andrea Baszler is an American professional wrestler, kickboxer, and former mixed martial artist.


Shayna Baszler is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the Raw brand.


Shayna Baszler is currently in a tag team with Ronda Rousey.


Shayna Baszler was trained in mixed martial arts by former UFC fighter Josh Barnett and in catch wrestling by Billy Robinson.


Shayna Baszler had her first professional MMA fight in 2006 and gained recognition in the following years for the use of her hammerlock submission set-up while on her back; a set-up which she has used to submit several opponents, including Roxanne Modafferi.


Shayna Baszler has an overall MMA record of 15 wins and 11 losses, with 13 wins by submission.


Barnett suggested that Shayna Baszler carry an electric guitar to the cage to show that she was outspoken.

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Shayna Baszler reluctantly agreed, and the guitar became a signature of her rockstar-like persona.


Shayna Baszler faced Amanda Buckner at MFC: USA vs Russia 3 on June 3,2006.


Shayna Baszler lost the fight by TKO in the third round.


Shayna Baszler faced Samantha Gavere at NFF: The Breakout on March 10,2007.


Shayna Baszler won the fight by kimura submission in the first round.


Shayna Baszler debuted for EliteXC at a ShoXC event on July 27,2007.


Shayna Baszler next faced Cris Cyborg on CBS television at EliteXC: Unfinished Business on July 26,2008.


Shayna Baszler lost the fight via TKO in the second round.


Shayna Baszler entered the Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix at FCF 39 on January 30,2010 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.


Shayna Baszler submitted Megumi Yabushita with a twister submission in the first round of their quarterfinal bout.


Shayna Baszler faced late replacement Alexis Davis in the second round of the FCF tournament at FCF 40 on March 27,2010.


Shayna Baszler was scheduled to face Jan Finney in the tournament final at FCF 43 on June 12,2010.


However, Finney withdrew in order to compete in Strikeforce and Shayna Baszler faced Adrienna Jenkins instead.


Shayna Baszler defeated Jenkins by first-round armbar to become FCF Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix Champion.


On November 19,2010, Shayna Baszler faced Elaina Maxwell at The Cage Inc.


Shayna Baszler was scheduled to defend her TCI title in a rematch with Alexis Davis at The Cage Inc.


Shayna Baszler agreed to face Kelly Kobold in a rematch at Cage Fighting Xtreme: Spring Brawl on April 21,2012.


On February 25,2017, Shayna Baszler was defeated by Reina Miura at Deep Jewels 15.

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Shayna Baszler faced Sarah D'Alelio at Invicta FC 3: Penne vs Sugiyama on October 6,2012.


Shayna Baszler defeated D'Alelio via submission due to a rear naked choke early in round two.


Shayna Baszler faced Alexis Davis in a rematch at Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs Hyatt on January 5,2013.


Shayna Baszler was defeated via technical submission due to a rear naked choke in round three.


Shayna Baszler was then selected by Ronda Rousey as the first team pick and the first fight of the season against Julianna Pena.


Shayna Baszler lost to Pena after tapping out due to a rear naked choke in the second round.


Shayna Baszler was expected to face Sarah Kaufman at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.


Shayna Baszler lost the fight via TKO in the second round.


Shayna Baszler faced Amanda Nunes on March 21,2015 at UFC Fight Night 62.


Shayna Baszler lost the fight via TKO in the first round after taking multiple leg kicks.


On March 1,2015 at Ring of Honor's 13th Anniversary Show, Shayna Baszler accompanied reDRagon to the ring for their ROH World Tag Team Championship defense.


Shayna Baszler was attacked by Nicole Matthews after the match, setting up a future match between them.


On October 30, Shayna Baszler defeated Matthews in their first match against each other, but lost in their second meeting, a KO or submission only match in January 2016, won by Matthews via KO in just over 9 minutes.


Shayna Baszler debuted for Absolute Intense Wrestling in April 2016, losing to Mia Yim.


In June 2016, Shayna Baszler made her debut for Shimmer Women Athletes at Volume 81, defeating Rhia O'Reilly.


Shayna Baszler defeated Solo Darling at volume 82, and at volume 83, she unsuccessfully challenged Nicole Savoy for the Heart Of Shimmer Championship.


In October 2015, Shayna Baszler worked two events for Japanese promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom, during their American tour in Covina, California, first teaming with Brittany Wonder and Datura in a loss to Oedo Tai, and unsuccessfully challenging Cheerleader Melissa for the GRPW Lady Luck Championship two days later.


Shayna Baszler returned to the promotion in January 2017, this time touring Japan.


Shayna Baszler made her NXT debut at a house show on August 10,2017, where she teamed with The Iconic Duo to face Kairi Sane, Aliyah, and Dakota Kai in a losing effort.


Shayna Baszler went on to successfully defend her title against Sane at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on November 17, Bianca Belair at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix on January 26,2019, and in a fatal four-way match against Sane, Belair, and Io Shirai at NXT TakeOver: New York on April 5.

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On Night 2 of WrestleMania 39, Rousey and Shayna Baszler won the Women's WrestleMania Showcase fatal four-way tag team match despite barely being involved in the match.


Shayna Baszler made her WWE video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K19, and returned for WWE 2K20.


Shayna Baszler was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Shayna Baszler has German ancestry on her father's side and Chinese ancestry on her mother's side.


Shayna Baszler attended MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, where she majored in religious studies.


Shayna Baszler was a key spokesperson in the movement to create a South Dakota athletic commission for combat sports.


Shayna Baszler once delivered a speech that touched opposing Rep.


Outside of combat sports, Shayna Baszler coaches the South Dakota-based roller derby team, the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician.


Shayna Baszler is a fan of the Warhammer 40,000 franchise and occasionally incorporates the designs of certain Space Marine chapters into her ring gear.