Shayna Baszler made another appearance on this week’s Smackdown in order to continue the invasion angle for Survivor Series. However, she might be called up to the main roster next year.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that WWE “absolutely” had big plans for Shayna Baszler on the main roster in 2020. With NXT being on the USA Network, those plans might take longer than expected.
Meltzer thinks that Shayna is “earmarked” for 2020 and said that NXT going on USA changed a lot of plans. Before that, she was supposed to go to the main roster. He added that WWE is clearly still very high on her as she has been the NXT Women’s Champion for a very long time.
He also said that the only thing that could prevent Shayna’s call-up is if WWE no longer decides to call up NXT stars to the main roster, which would certainly be an issue especially as NXT stars are paid less than the main roster.
Baszler is already 39 years old, so the sooner they call her up to the main roster, the better. However, she is still perfectly capable of delivering a solid match.