Ronda Rousey “demanded” to WWE that she be put into a tag team with Shayna Baszler

During an appearance on the Cheap Heat Podcast with Peter Rosenberg, Shayna Baszler talked about the tag team with herself and Ronda Rousey being formed…

“Ronda’s Ronda, right? She’s been main title, she’s been the main event at Wrestlemania. She still gets one of the loudest pops when we walk out. This was something she’d demanded. We’ve been asking for it forever, but she finally put her foot down and went to the office and said, ‘Listen, we’ve been asking for this forever. You keep telling us after.. after… after..’ I honestly don’t know if she hadn’t done that, If they would have ever gotten to it. I wasn’t in a position yet to be elevated to a Ronda level. So the fact that Rhonda said, ‘No, stop, I’ve done this. I want to do this because this is why I started wrestling.’ So, I think that’s huge. You know what I mean? She could be main eventing Summerslam. She doesn’t have to be where she is, which is elevating these titles..”

“I at least want people to understand like, this is happening in large part because she demanded it. So she demanded to work with me, as a friend. So, it’s cool to have someone who truly isn’t out for themselves. You know what I mean? And that’s in show business. That’s so rare. So it’s very cool.” (quotes courtesy of