When we were introduced to Shayna Baszler, those of us who don't really follow MMA, during the Mae Young Classic, I got something of an "she's okay, but nothing all that special" vibe about her. I never really got her delivering anything that Sonya Deville couldn't, given their mutual MMA histories, plus a bigger upside for Deville in that she's only 24 years old whereas Baszler's 37. Baszler was believable as a badass during the Mae Young Classic but I just simply pictured her being...well, basically what Sonya Deville is on the main roster right now. Now, fast forward to this past Wednesday in which Baszler made her NXT debut. It started out with NXT showing a video that Baszler was filming while in the WWE Performance Center and she comes across some women training in the ring, including fellow Mae Young Classic competitor Dakota Kai. Kai was performing a reverse chin lock/choke on someone and Baszler offered to get in the ring to show her a few things. Baszler gets into the ring, gets into position and begins chokes this girl out and refuses to let go even though she's tapping. She eventually lets go and walks off smirking, which leads to a match with Kai. The match itself was really short with Baszler dominating Kai, working over her joints before delivering a vicious looking stomp to Kai's left arm, while it was at an angle, that lead to the ref stopping the match while Kai sold the hell out of it. She kept it up until Ember Moon comes out, Baszler smirks but backs off and heads to the back. William Regal confronts her backstage, lectures here a bit in which she responds only with "are we done here?" before walking off. So what's the point of me going over all this? I guess the point is that Baszler was impressive as hell this past Wednesday and she very, very much reminded me of a female version of Pete Dunne. The way she carried herself, the cocky smirk, the "I don't give a shit" sort of swagger she had, along with the mouthpiece and just seeing her work Kai's joints, all just made me jokingly think that Baszler was Pete Dunne in drag. The overall segment left me wanting to see a lot more of her, to see her continue with this heel persona that the women's division needs and to see how she's progressed inside the ring.