Who are the real Four Horsewomen in professional wrestling?
It depends on who you ask. The rivalry between the MMA Four Horsewomen (Ronda Rousey, Marina Shafir, Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler) and the WWE Four Horsewomen (Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch) goes back to 2017 when Baszler competed in the Mae Young Classic. During the tournament, the MMA Horsewomen were confronted by the WWE Horsewomen, teasing a potential eight-woman tag that was nothing more than a dream considering Rousey had not yet officially debuted in WWE and Duke and Shafir were months away from signing with NXT.
With all eight women under the same umbrella, the teases began to ramp up, hitting a peak in November 2018 during Rousey's feud with Lynch and then Flair. At the Royal Rumble on Jan. 27, Rousey will take on another member of the WWE Horsewomen stable, Sasha Banks. Fans may have noticed Banks flash the four fingers at Rousey during their promo segment on Raw.
The two ladies have taken to social media to continue their argument over what being a Horsewoman is truly about.
@sashabankswwe I don’t know why you bother throwing up the 4s when you guys aren’t even friends. @charlottewwe and @beckylynchwwe wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire. You’re lucky the tag title only requires two per a team cause @itsmebayley is the only friend you have. #RondaVsSasha #RawWomensChampionship #4horsewomenVsFauxhorsewomen #RowdyHartVsBossHugConnection #WomensTagTeamChampionship If you missed the action last night and need to get caught up, check the link in my bio----
The 4HW is about changing the perception of women's wrestling in the WWE. Its about walking into an arena full of people, including some of the people in the back, who's expections are lower than low, and knocking them on their asses. Showing the whole world that " I was born to do this " isn't some catchy line, but a promise to them from me, that as long as I have a breath in my lungs, I will never go less than --. That's why I throw up the 4 fingers. You throw them up cause you're a fan... That's the difference between you and I @rondarousey after #RoyalRumble you can go back to sitting in the crowd where you belong.
Wrong. @sashabankswwe Everything you just said was about YOU and what YOU do. As an individual... you haven’t even begun to grasp what the 4 Horsewomen truly represent. The REAL 4 Horsewomen @qosbaszler @jessamynduke @marinashafir and myself are about camaraderie, we’re about loyalty, we’re sweat sisters bonded in blood we’ve shed together in the pursuit of a common goal. When any of us succeed, we rise together. If any of us fall, we dive to catch each other. When at our highest highs we hoist each other even higher into the air. When at our lowest lows we dust each other off and empower the sisters at our side to take another defiant step forward. You’re a bickering quarreling thrown together cooperate copy of the lighting we’ve captured in a bottle. We’re real friends, we’re real sisters in arms, we’re the dose of reality to has come to dispel the fantasy that is your FAUX horsewomen. #RondaVsSasha #rawwomenschampionship #RoyalRumble #Jan27 #4horsewomenvsfauxhorsewomen
Banks and Rousey will get settle their score at WWE Royal Rumble on Jan. 27. when they battle over the Raw Women's Title.