Shayna Baszler has admitted that she was “so frustrated” with the circumstances of her WrestleMania 36 match against Becky Lynch.

The RAW Women’s Championship Match was to be played in front of over 70,000 fans at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the game took place at the training facility of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando with no fans present.

Speak with Justin Barrasso from Sports IllustratedBaszler recalled feeling “really angry” about the situation. She also wondered if the WWE decision makers would have booked her to win the match if it was in front of a crowd.

“I remember going to the Performance Center for WrestleMania, sitting in my car and being really angry. We worked too hard. I was so frustrated. Would it have been any different with a crowd? Or has something changed as a result? There are so many what-ifs, but you can’t sit on them and linger. “

Baszler was widely expected to end Lynch’s year-long title reign after making a dominant start to life on WWE’s main line-up in early 2020. It turned out that Lynch retained the RAW Women’s Championship in an eight-minute match.

Becky Lynch wanted Shayna Baszler to beat her

Shayna Baszler could not dethrone Becky Lynch as RAW Women
Shayna Baszler failed to dethrone Becky Lynch as RAW Women’s Champion

Becky Lynch hasn’t competed in a WWE match since defeating Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania 36. One month after the pay-per-view, the WrestleMania 35-Main-Eventer announced her pregnancy and gave up the RAW Women’s Championship.

In July 2020, Lynch continued The Bellas Podcast that she wanted to lose her title at WrestleMania 36 to Baszler.

“I actually thought I was going to lose the WrestleMania title, which I pitched too, but that was the end. Plans change. “

Despite being a two-time women’s tag team champion, Shayna Baszler has never held the RAW Women’s Championship. She lost her last pay-per-view match against Alexa Bliss at the Hell in a Cell event on Sunday.

In contrast, Becky Lynch recently stepped up her return to the ring by training at the WWE Performance Center. According to Mike Johnson from PW InsiderShe trained in the ring with NXT’s Indi Hartwell last week.


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