Shayna Baszler

  • Born: 08/08/1980 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Birthname: Shayna Andrea Baszler
  • Height & Weight: 5'7", 136 Ib
Titles Won:
  • NXT Women’s Championship (2 times)
  • FCF Women’s Bantamweight Grand Prix Championship
  • TCI Women’s 140 lbs Championship

Baszler was signed in 2017 to WWE NXT, and is the first woman to hold the NXT Women’s Championship more than once. She was trained by former UFC fighter Josh Barnett and as a certified catch wrestler by Billy Robinson. She had her first professional fight in 2006 and gained in the following years recognition for the use of her hammerlock submission set-up while on her back; a set-up which she has used to put down several many opponents, including Roxanne Modafferi.

In an audio interview with Jordan Breen on the Sherdog Radio Network, she dubbed the submission, which she created in training, as the “Shwing.” Baszler was signed in 2013 by the UFC to participate as a part of the reality television series The Ultimate Fighter under Ronda Rousey, she also had beside the series two professional bouts (0-2) there. She was released by the UFC in 2015 and started her wrestling career the same year, again trained by Josh Barnett. Baszler has an overall MMA record of 15 wins and 11 losses, with 13 wins by submission.

Other Notable Achievements: Invicta FC Fight of the Night (2 times) vs. Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, AIW Women’s Championship, Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship, IndyGurlz Australian Championship, Global Conflict Shield Tournament (2017), Premier Women’s Championship, QPW Women’s Championship