During a recent interview with Newsweek, NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler revealed an item of clothing she cannot wear on TV.
“It’s been an interesting thing to have to worry about different TV aspects like watching your mouth or something like a t-shirt you wear,” Baszler said. “I don’t know if this is a story I should tell, but I have a 1969 Mustang, and it’s my prize possession. I have a shirt that says ‘I heart 69 mustangs,’ so I was going to wear it and I put it on social media but just the camera shot showed ‘I heart 69’ and they were like, ‘No we are on tv now, so you can’t.’ It’s stuff I didn’t think of because I’m just all about my car. The point of [the performance center]is to groom us for TV, so when it was time to pull the trigger, we found that we were more ready than we thought. It was scary until we got in there, and then it was ‘OK, we got this.’”
Baszler also discussed her desire to bring back a no-nonsense style to the division:
“I just want to bring back that grimy, no-nonsense realism that the women’s division has been lacking,” Baszler said when asked what’s next for her in NXT. “And as long as I can stay true to that, the rest will take care of itself. I’m from the midwest, so I believe as long as you put your nose in the dirt it all comes out in the wash. It might take you a couple years longer than someone else, but I’m fine with that, and I think I’m finally seeing the fruits of that.”