Prior to heading out on the WWE Asian Tour, where she would be teaming with Sasha Banks and Asuka in Six-Woman Tag Matches, Bayley spoke with Steve Austin on his podcast.
She spoke about working with "The Empress of Tomorrow" both as a partner and as an opponent, and revealed that the undefeated NXT Women's Champion has a tendency to work a little snug.
“I know how the crowds are (in Japan). That is why I am kind of nervous; I know Asuka is going to be on our team so she can kind of help us with that. She is an awesome person. I always mess around with her because she speaks a little English to us so when she won the title, every day I would just take the title from her and she would start hitting me. She is so funny. I miss being in the ring with her because she always made me up my game because her style is so different but you have to be quick minded and quick on your feet.
"I miss wrestling her. She can be snug; her kicks can be (snug), but it was actually easier than I thought. I actually worked with Japanese women before I got to WWE and I was with SHIMMER, but I didn’t really know how to approach them either. I know it’s some Lucha-style pro wrestling; I guess I can incorporate with them but I didn’t know what to expect from Asuka because she’s been wrestling for a long time, but I think we mesh pretty well. We only had a few TakeOver matches and her kicks were a little stiff but it’s okay. With all the adrenaline, you don’t feel it until afterwards.”
You can listen to the entire podcast at this link.