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WWE now has all 4 of the MMA Horsewomen.

MMA’s Four Horsewomen have arrived in WWE in full force.

Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir have joined their Four Horsewomen teammates Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler in making the move from mixed martial arts to sports-entertainment, reporting for training today at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.

The 5-foot-11 Duke fought professionally from 2012 to 2016, competing in the bantamweight class for organizations including the UFC. She was also a member of the UFC’s “Ultimate Fighter” reality competition series in 2013, as part of “Team Rousey.”

Shafir, known by the nickname “The Supernova from Maldova,” stands 5-foot-7 and has fought under the banners of Invicta and Lights Out Promotions. She is also engaged to NXT Superstar Roderick Strong and has been seen at ringside for many of The Messiah of the Backbreaker’s matches.

The WWE Universe no doubt remembers the Four Horsewomen’s standoff with Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Bayley — three-quarters of WWE’s Four Horsewomen, alongside Sasha Banks — at last year’s Mae Young Classic. Duke, Shafir and Rousey were there to support Baszler, who advanced to the final round of the inaugural tournament before losing to Kairi Sane. Though the Four Horsewomen factions did not come to blows at the Mae Young Classic, the exchange of words made for a stirring scene.

Since then, Baszler and Rousey’s impact in the squared circle been nothing less than immense: The Queen of Spades forcefully claimed the NXT Women’s Title from Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, while “Rowdy” Ronda has emerged as one of Raw’s top Superstars following a spectacular in-ring debut at WrestleMania, where she teamed with Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H & Stephanie McMahon.

With Duke and Shafir now preparing to conquer a new world of combat sports, will it be long before they add to Baszler and Rousey’s already incredible list of accomplishments in the ring?

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/jessamyn-duke-marina-shafir-join-wwe-performance-center?sf188989901=1
 
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Fuck. There goes the NXT women's division if they get anything resembling Shayna's push.

We better pray that Io Shirai comes in this time around because things really aren't looking good. I still expect Kairi to win the title in Brooklyn but a lot of talent has a high chance of getting passed over now because of nepotism.
 

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Fuck. There goes the NXT women's division if they get anything resembling Shayna's push.

We better pray that Io Shirai comes in this time around because things really aren't looking good. I still expect Kairi to win the title in Brooklyn but a lot of talent has a high chance of getting passed over now because of nepotism.

If it's like Shayna's push than whomever the next babyface champ is(Kairi/Dakota/Candice) are just going to be like Ember Moon and be transitional champions to the next MMA girl.


Awesome.
 

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I wish I was Ronda's friend
 
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To make the different from Ronda and Shayna, give them a different gimmick. Marina can have a 50's housewife gimmick and pair her up with Lacey Evans.

Jessamyn can be Kona Reeve's girlfriend.
 

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I did wonder when those two would be coming to NxT. I guess those are your next NxT Womens champions after Baszler. Feel bad for the actual wrestlers :(

Although I suspect only one will make it to NxT womens champion. Which makes me wonder which one is gonna be the Becky of the MMA horsewomen :p

I am hopefully, after all Shayna is killing it right now, and Ronda has been doing okay I guess. So who knows how well these women might adapt too.
 

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I did wonder when those two would be coming to NxT. I guess those are your next NxT Womens champions after Baszler. Feel bad for the actual wrestlers :(

Although I suspect only one will make it to NxT womens champion. Which makes me wonder which one is gonna be the Becky of the MMA horsewomen :p

I am hopefully, after all Shayna is killing it right now, and Ronda has been doing okay I guess. So who knows how well these women might adapt too.
To be fair, Shayna wrestled abroad in Japan for a few years and Ronda was being trained by Dakota, Natalya, Peyton and Sara Amato, not to mention they laid out the WM match perfectly to enhance Ronda's positives and hide her negatives. Still there were plenty of hiccups along the way leading to WM for Ronda.
 

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If they turn out anything like Shayna, that's going to be a hard pass from me. I'd rather WWE not become the stomping grounds of MMA rejects. There's not even special attraction appeal anymore at this point, given how WWE has booked and treated their own 4HW.
But an MMA reject is already on the main roster with the same gimmick, and Ronda is another MMA reject...

If they're good then who cares? If they suck then yeah it's pointless.
 
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But an MMA reject is already on the main roster with the same gimmick, and Ronda is another MMA reject...

If they're good then who cares? If they suck then yeah it's pointless.
Case in point?

Also, I don't really see how you call Ronda an MMA reject. She may still be a question mark in pro wrestling to some extent, but she's certainly no MMA reject. She's an MMA success story. The rest of them never amounted to much of anything in MMA, relatively speaking.
 
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