Indicators suggest that plans for WWE’s Four Horsewomen to go up against MMA’s Four Horsewomen sometime in the future have been canceled.
The Four Horsemen are one of the most famous factions in all of pro wrestling history. So famous, in fact, that there are currently two female spin-offs of the group and one of those foursomes isn’t even a wrestling faction—at least that’s not how they started out. Ronda Rousey‘s Four Horsewomen of MMA and, of course, the WWE equivalent which contains one of the original Horseman’s daughters, Charlotte Flair.
This past summer, it appeared as if we were building towards these two versions of the Four Horsewomen clashing inside a WWE ring. MMA Horsewoman Shayna Baszler competed in the Mae Young Classic, making it all the way to the final, and the rest of her faction was watching on from ringside. That led to them confronting WWE’s Horsewomen not once, but twice.
Now, it seems as if that super match is off the cards. Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer speculated that the match may be off as both Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir have stopped their wrestling training. Up until recently, they had been training to become professional wrestlers which really did make it seem like it was all systems go for the four-on-four super-match.
That’s not the only thing which suggests the plans have been nixed either. Baszler is signed to WWE now and vignettes have been airing each week on NXT in preparation for her debut. If the Horsewomen of MMA really were going to fight side by side in a WWE ring sometime soon, then you’d have thought Baszler would have debuted on the main roster alongside Rousey.
It was a nice idea by WWE and all parties involved and an extremely good job was done during the Mae Young Classic when it came to planting seeds for the rivalry. Also, just because it likely isn’t happening right now doesn’t mean it’s off the table for good. With Baszler signed to a contract and Rousey presumably sticking around for more than just the one match, perhaps we will see the battle of The Horsewomen a little further down the line.
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