The Queen of Spades will be one of the five SmackDown Superstars on Team SmackDown facing off against Team RAW in a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series tag team Elimination match.
Sportskeeda Wrestling's Sid Pullar III interviewed the former NXT Women's Champion before the Survivor Series pay-per-view at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York.
A variety of topics were discussed, including Baszler's thoughts on the upcoming WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view, her recent move to Friday Night Smackdown, her aspirations going forward in WWE and much more.
Let's take a closer look at five things learned from WWE Superstar Shayna Baszler's Sportskeeda interview:
#5 Next goal for Shayna Baszler on WWE main roster
Shayna Baszler made her official main roster debut in February 2020, attacking then-RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch.
Despite various feuds on Monday Night RAW, The Queen of Spades has yet to win a singles title on the main roster. Baszler has primarily operated in a tag team with former WWE Superstar Nia Jax, winning the Women's Tag Team Titles on two occasions.
When asked if she now had eyes on winning a singles title on SmackDown, Baszler confirmed that was one of her goals, but she also had other aspirations too:
"I mean, obviously the title is always a goal for anyone that is in this business. But I really just want to, it's like we talked about, It's a restart. So I'm going to re-establish the fact that, title or not, It's a dangerous time to be in the ring with me". Baszler stated.
Baszler also stated that she wanted to remind people what made her so popular during her critically acclaimed run as NXT Women's Champion:
"It's a good time to remind people what I'm about. You know what I mean? Maybe even some people that didn't see my NXT run, to just even introduce them to what I've been about," said Shayna.
Shayna Baszler holds the record for the longest combined-reigning NXT Women's Champion in WWE history.
#4 Shayna Bazler explains why she has aligned herself with WWE official Sonya Deville
Shayna Baszler has aligned herself in recent weeks with WWE official Sonya Deville on Friday Night Smackdown.
Deville has been engaged in a long-running feud with Naomi, with the heel authority figure utilizing Baszler as back up on several occasions on the blue brand.
When asked about her partnership with Deville in WWe, The Queen of Spades simply stated that it was all about the money:
"I'm going to get paid. Really at the end of the day, that's what it's about, right? So everybody has a price. Sonya happens to be holding the wallet right now."
One must wonder if the benefits of serving as back-up for Sonya Deville could lead to future Women's Championship opportunities for Baszler in the future.
#3 Shayna Baszler singles out RAW's Rhea Ripley ahead of WWE Survivor Series elimination match
THe Queen of Spades will line-up on Team SmackDown against Team RAW in a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination at the aforementioned pay-per-view.
When asked which names on Team RAW she was looking forward to facing off against, Baszler singled out former NXT rival Rhea Ripley:
"Well, obviously, Rhea Ripley and I have a score to settle. At least in my mind. Just from all the way back from NXT. That's some business I'd like to get back. Honestly, when you look at both brands, all the members on each team are very viable competitors. So not to say that I'm not going to be on the lookout or willing to tear limbs off of anyone, but for sure, I got to have that. Whether it's [at] Survivor Series or somewhere else. I've got to get that back," Baszler said.
Rhea Ripley defeated Baszler to capture the WWE NXT Women's Championship in December 2019. It would appear that Shayna hasn't forgotten and is looking to settle the score.
#2 Shayna Baszler says moving to SmackDown in the Draft is a "restart"
The WWE Draft in October saw the entire landscape of WWE change dramatically.
Several superstars switched from Friday Night Smackdown to Monday Night RAW and vice versa. One name to swap the red brand for the blue brand was Shayna Baszler.
The former NXT Women's Champion had always been a member of RAW since making her main roster debut in 2020. Baszler agreed when she was asked if her move to SmackDown was a "restart" for her WWE career:
"Yeah, I've been on RAW the whole time I've been here. So, going over to SmackDown. There's a new locker room and there's a whole new crop of talent. On top of things personally in my career, I'm not in a tag team now. I've been in a tag team for a while, so it's a good way to look at it is that it's a restart." said Baszler
Baszler has never held the SmackDown Women's Championship during her career. Perhaps the move to SmackDown will facilitate new heights for the former Women's Tag Team Champion.
#1 Shayna Baszler reveals interesting WWE Survivor Series statistic about herself
Baszler's first appearance at the event came in 2019, when she defeated then-RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch and then-SmackDown Women's titleholder Bayley. Baszler was representing NXT in a triple threat, Champion vs Champion vs Champion match.
Last year she was a member of the RAW team that defeated SmackDown in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match. Baszler said that her team "always wins":
"I'm undefeated at Survivor Series, you know. My team always wins. So I always look forward to Survivor Series. Obviously, every pay-per-view is something that we all look forward to. But in particular, why am I not going to look forward to breaking some limbs off of some people? I've got a lot more choices at Survivor Series pay-per-views," Shayna said.
The WWE Universe will have to wait and see if Baszler can continue her Survivor Series undefeated streak and tonight's huge event at the Barclays Center.