Marina Shafir has given her opinion about why her group of Four Horsewomen did not face four famous women using the same name in WWE.
There are two different groups of women in pro wrestling known as the Four Horsewomen. The first group features the current WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey along with fellow Smackdown superstar Shayna Baszler, former WWE NXT superstar Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, who is now an AEW wrestler after being released by WWE. That foursome became friends while training for Mixed Martial Arts together and they all got into pro wrestling as well.
Rousey was obviously the biggest star of that group with a run in the UFC that won her championships and put her in the UFC Hall of Fame. During her WWE career, Rousey has won the Raw & Smackdown Women’s Championships while also winning this year’s Royal Rumble and headlining WrestleMania 35 in 2019. Baszler has also been a Women’s Tag Team Champion in WWE and a two-time NXT Women’s Champion as well.
The WWE version of the Four Horsewomen are among the biggest names in company history as far as women’s wrestling goes. The foursome of Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Bayley and Sasha Banks. Those women have combined to win many championships, headlined many shows and continue to lead the way in the women’s division.
Regarding WWE’s Four Horsewomen, Bayley is the only one that’s currently active on television although Lynch is expected back very soon. Charlotte has been off TV since WrestleMania Backlash in May while Banks left WWE in May when she was unhappy about the creative direction at the time, but she is rumored to come back some day.
Marina Shafir was a guest on Renee Paquette’s “The Sessions” podcast recently talking about why a “dream match” between the two Four Horsewomen groups didn’t happen when all of them worked for WWE at the same time.
“Egos were at play and I’ve learned there’s too many f*cking cooks in the kitchen sometimes in more ways than one and I never knew this but like, you know, I just feel like professional wrestling was a little more exclusive back in the day. It wasn’t just about politicking. It’s just about really showing respect and not kissing ass and not feeling like you have to give something up of yourself to take it to the next level. Evolving? Yeah, but stripping yourself, I don’t know.”
Bayley reacted to that on social with a cheeky reply including “TF” (meaning “the f**k” almost like a question) and a laughing emoji that followed.
Egos?!???? TF. 🤣 I’m humble as pie!!!!!!!!!!!! Who wants a damn slice? It’s pumpkin season https://t.co/MLcwtPddih
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) November 22, 2022
During her current run in AEW, Marina Shafir is part of a group with Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero.
As for Bayley, she’ll lead her Damage CTRL going into WWE Survivor Series this Saturday night in Boston.