Bayley maybe the last of the Four Horsewomen to be called up to the main roster but that doesn’t mean that she’s not equally exciting. Her unique charisma keeps everyone enthralled and we’re pretty sure that there are great things ahead of her. Here are a couple of things that will help you get to know the self proclaimed hugger and probably future WWE Women’s Champion.
1. She Used to Play Basketball in High School
A self proclaimed tomboy – Bayley shared in several interviews that she was active in a lot of sports while she was in high school. She used to play volleyball, cross country, did track and field and also basketball. Her coach advised her to remain active to keep her in shape and in her senior year all her hard work paid off when she was named the captain of her basketball varsity team the 76ers Independence.
2. Her Wrestling Trainer Instructed Her to Stop Smiling Too Much
At the age of 18, Bayley started training under Big Time Wrestling promotion in California. Her then trainer, Jason Styles noticed how passionate she was about wrestling. According to him aside from being a big fan of wrestling, Bayley also really wanted to learn which actually came through during the early stages of her training. Bayley admitted that she was having way too much fun during her training because she was finally starting to live her dream that at one point Jason Styles had to instruct her to stop smiling so much in the ring.
3. She Wore a Mask on Her NXT Debut
Bayley signed with NXT in 2012 and she made her debut in January 2013. Her first match happened at a live event and she wore a mask because she initially wanted to be shown as a Luchador but she later on decided against it. Her television debut happened in March 2013 against Paige and she eventually used and developed her current gimmick.
4. “Bay-lor” is NOT for Real
Sorry to break the hearts “Bay-lor” fans out there but Finn Balor and Bayley aren’t really together and they were just having fun with a storyline. Finn Balor shared on Chris Jericho’s podcast that they are good friends and he really introduced Bayley to his parents but that’s all there is to it. Bayley is currently dating fellow wrestler Aaron Solow in real life.
5. She Designs Her Own Ring Gear
Bayley’s colorful ring gear is a result of her collaboration with WWE’s in house designer Mikaze. Her inspiration for her gear is her idol of many years Randy Savage. She openly shares her ideas to Mikaze and she’s grateful that Mikaze easily comes up with amazing creations.
Denise Aquino is the Gladiator’s Vinyl Valkyrie. She’s been following the WWE since it’s glory days in the 90’s. Find her on Twitter @moreaurora