Shayna Baszler On Vince McMahon: "He's Never Been The Way You Imagine"

One-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Shayna Baszler, recently appeared as the guest on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette. Shayna spoke about her first meeting with Vince McMahon, telling Renee:

“You come with this image that he’s this unhinged, crazy guy but he’s always so nice and critiques me really well. He’s never been the way you imagine that you build up this monster in your mind so much.”

The former two time NXT Women’s Championship holder continued to speak about McMahon, and gave a bit of insight into the way he wants her to go about her work. Shayna explained:

“When I first started wrestling on Raw, he gave a talk that was like, ‘Look, you have something different to offer, you have a unique look. The thing you have to start learning now that you’re on Raw, is that your work rate is shown on pay-per-views and at NXT, so don’t get so hellbent on weekly Raw TV, because that’s where we build the story for the work rate that you can do on a pay-per-view.’ So he’s like, ‘You’ve got this thing. I don’t want you to do any pro wrestling. Got it?’ Okay, got it.”

One of the members of the UFC Four Horsewomen also told a story about a meeting she had with the chairman of WWE. Baszler elaborated on the meeting with McMahon, stating:

“So I go and I sit outside Vince’s office for a long time. Yeah, it’s scary. You know you’re asking the guys outside ‘Is he in a good mood today?’ I don’t want to—I don’t know, it’s nerve-wracking. He’s the boss and anytime you go to the principal’s office, it’s scary, right. So, I go in there and I don’t even know what I wanted out of it. I think it was just to get it off of my chest, but I was like, ‘Man, listen—I know I have something that no one else has. I know I can bring a certain legitimacy to this, that no other female has. I don’t know how to figure it out week to week yet. Just give me a chance. And I was like, ‘You’ll never have to worry about me being in shape. If you want me to go out there and wrestle the same match 100 times, I’ll do it. I’ll figure it out. Just give me time. I’m just letting you know I’m aware I don’t have it, just give me time. I’ll make you money.’ And he was like, ‘Can’t wait.’”

(H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)