Speculation is that there was a specific reason Shayna Baszler got such a prominent spot and push during the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that the end of Survivor Series was all about Baszler, and that it was done intentionally. The idea here is that WWE is grooming Baszler to be the next Becky Lynch or Ronda Rousey, if not possibly more popular and badass than either performer. And, as they do, the idea is to pit Baszler versus Lynch at a major pay-per-view in the year 2020.
In reporting this rumor, they said:
The idea of the match, and really the entire angle, was for Baszler. Baszler carries herself and talks like a badass bully. The original plan was for her to be on the main roster in 2020. Based on so much of the build, and the match and post-match, it appeared she was being groomed for Lynch.
While this statement makes a lot of sense, there is one small area of discrepancy. The idea of a main roster is becoming an antiquated notion in WWE. With how popular NXT has proven itself to be over the weekend, WWE might not feel it best to move Baszler off that brand anytime soon.
Shayna Baszler was the first ever two-time NXT Women's Champion in WWE history. pic.twitter.com/fFTkO3IR6k— Wrestling Facts (@WrestlingsFacts) November 25, 2019
Baszler Is a Main Event Player
What's even more interesting is how much Rhea Ripley established herself over Survivor Series weekend and that WWE may now realize they have two huge stars of the future on the NXT brand.
If Ripley stays in NXT and Baszler goes to SmackDown or Raw, it might be because WWE believes Ripley has the goods to carry NXT. Still, take nothing away from Baszler who has proven herself to be an up-and-coming star in WWE and may not only face Lynch, but beat her.