Former UFC & TUF Fighter Baszler Headlines WWE Tournament
It is a major week in Las Vegas as Canelo Alvarez takes on Gennady Golovkin at the T-Mobile Arena this Saturday night, but tonight down the road at the Thomas & Mack Center the WWE presents the finals of its first ever Mae Young Classic. Featured in the final match of the 32 woman tournament is former UFC fighter and close friend to Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler.
Baszler and her opponent Kairi Sane were the favorites coming into the tournament that featured talent from across the globe. Baszler has been dominant in her performances and was trained in pro wrestling by former UFC fighter and current New Japan Pro Wrestling commentator Josh Barnett and legendary student of the Wiggan Snake Pit, the late Billy Robinson.
The story of Baszler throughout this tournament has been her background in mixed martial arts, as well as the relationship she has with Rousey (who is likely to be attending the event) as a member of the MMA’s version of the Four Horsewomen, who seem to be lining up to feud with the WWE’s version which features Ric Flair’s daughter, Charlotte.
The contest will be commentated on be Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross, and former wrestler and WWE hall of famer Lita at 10pm on the WWE Network subscription service.