Shayna Baszler hasn’t been seen on Monday Night Raw for a number of weeks and reports suggest that the former NXT Women’s Champion has been taken off WWE TV in order to give Nia Jax a clear shot at the Raw Women’s Championship.
When Baszler was last seen on WWE TV she had quite the opinion regarding Baszler’s recent pregnancy announcement. The Submission Magician was part of this week’s episode of The Bump where she proved that she hadn’t changed her opinion on The Man during her time away.
“I think it’s garbage. What are we treating — irresponsibility?! She had responsibilities to uphold as the champion of the division. You know what I mean? Take care of your responsibilities first. Don’t leave the division in an uproar and hand your title away to whoever you feel.”
“It’s ridiculous, but everyone’s like ‘It’s so wonderful la la la,’ but if that was your daughter you’d smack her upside the head like you need to be smarter. It’s such a double standard.”
Becky Lynch made the shock announcement that she was expecting her first child with fiance Seth Rollins last month before handing the Raw Women’s Championship over to Money in the Bank winner Asuka.
Lynch was then forced to walk away from the company with news reports stating that her first child is due in December. The Man has revealed in a recent interview with ESPN that she is looking to return to WWE as soon as she’s physically able so that she can pick up where she left off.
“Bringing it closer to home, I’ll talk about the mothers in my own line of work: WWE superstars Asuka, Mickie James and Lacey Evans. They’ve all proven that you can do both.”
“That’s something that I’ve always preached and wanted women to have that equality, And of course, to be on the level with the male performers and be on the same level in terms of pay, in terms of treatment. But also, this kind of goes hand in hand where a guy can go and have a kid and doesn’t have to miss a beat in his career.”
“Unfortunately, we do. But that’s also a fortunate thing because we get to experience things that they never will, but also it just doesn’t mean that it’s got to be the end for a career in any line. And I think a lot of people have proved that, and I hope to join them.”
This could lead to a huge feud between Becky Lynch and Shayna Baszler since the company was ready to set this up at Money in the Bank before the news came out that Lynch would have to leave the company for an undisclosed amount of time.