At this year’s WrestleMania, fans were shocked by Bayley‘s initial omission from the card. The former SmackDown Women’s Champion didn’t have a match at this year’s event, but she did appear multiple times on the show alongside hosts Titus O’Neill and Hulk Hogan. The Role Model also shared a segment with The Bella Twins.
Bayley has recently opened up about her spot at WrestleMania. Speaking to Sportskeeda, she revealed that her involvement was mainly down to her loyal fans, saying:
“Not to give too much away, but that was a very last-minute thing. And I think it did have a big deal to do with people on Twitter and people kind of speaking their voice. Which I appreciate. But I would have liked the two nights off guys. It would have been nice to sit back for once. I had to defend so many titles in the past at WrestleMania, so it would have been nice.“
“And then I try to do something good for them and then I get tossed off the freaking stage by these two mothers (The Bella Twins). So embarrassing. But you know what? It’s all good. It’s all in the past. And I’m back where I’m supposed to be.”
Bayley shared her thoughts on the history-making SmackDown Women’s Championship match
During the same interview, Bayley also opened up about the historic main event at WrestleMania 37. Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair defeated Sasha Banks in the SmackDown Women’s Championship match. The pair were the first black women to headline a WrestleMania event. Bayley said:
“It was huge, obviously, to see Sasha in that light and to get that spotlight. And to me, it seems like only fitting that I was also not wrestling on the card because otherwise, I would have been running around being crazy. We both would have been super busy. But I felt like leading up to it, I was just able to kind of soak in the whole moment. Soak in the whole night. Soak in, you know, the fans and it was just unbelievable.”
She further adds the following about her upcoming opponent Bianca Belair comparing her to the likes of Beth Phoenix, Jacqueline, and Chyna.
“All jabs aside, you know, we’ve never seen anybody quite like her. She kind of has that like Beth Phoenix, Jacqueline, Chyna feel to where she just has a presence about her, that nobody can touch her,” Bayley said. “We have so many amazing, talented, strong women on both shows, all three shows, NXT included, but there’s nobody quite like Bianca. So that’s why I’m really looking forward to WrestleMania Backlash and showing the world that there isn’t really anybody like me either.”
Bayley will face current SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair at WrestleMania BackLash this coming Sunday.
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