The women’s revolution continues in WWE with two new exciting additions to the women’s division. As some fans may know, Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir dominated the landscape of MMA for several years. Known collectively as the Four Horsewomen, the group members are also huge fans of professional wrestling. All four women have left MMA behind them, and Ronda and Shayna have since begun brand new careers in pro wrestling. Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler have both already achieved a ton of success thus far, but it now looks like it may not be long before their Horsewomen counterparts officially join them.
#FourHorsewomen‘s @MarinaShafir and @jessamynduke have reported for training at the @WWEPerformCtr! https://t.co/VeTQMYLTZU
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2018
WWE has just announced that Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir have officially started training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Duke competed in UFC and other MMA promotions from 2012-2016, and Shafir is also a former mixed martial arts competitor who is currently engaged to NXT Tag Team Champion Roderick Strong. Now that the former fighters have officially started training for a potential pro wrestling career, it will be interesting to see if they ever end up joining Rousey and Baslzer in WWE at some point down the road. For right now though, their pro wrestling training has just begun, meaning that it will likely take some time before either of them start competing in matches.
Fans may remember a potential ‘Horsewomen vs. Horsewomen’ match being rumored last year. WWE even teased that Baszler, Rousey, Duke, and Shafir could team up to take on Bayley, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair during the Mae Young Classic tournament last year. Given that a match between Flair and Rousey is rumored for WrestleMania next year, that could perhaps signal that this multi-woman match could be taking place at some point after all. Baszler is currently the NXT Women’s Champion, and Rousey had one of the best debut matches of all time at WrestleMania 34, but it may not be long before the Four Horsewomen of MMA are reunited once again.