"Ding Dong, Hello" is the hottest new talk show in WWE with Bayley using her wit and annoying personality to make the show work.
Bayley has added personal touches to the show, including a giant door in the middle of the ring that she is adamant the guest use and a talk show look straight out of the Sally Jessy Raphael catalog.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, Bayley discussed the planning that goes into "Ding Dong, Hello."
"They just text me, a couple days before TV, 'Hey, we're going to start this talk show for you.' It was not my idea at all, I just had no idea why they wanted to do that. They must think I'm kinda entertaining and they like how I talk now. I was really nervous, but excited. The way they had it mapped out was a typical talk show. I was like, 'No, no, no. If you're giving me a talk show, I'm setting it up how I want. We need a door, we need a big chair. I don't want my guests to have a chair.' [The door] is just 'ding dong,' it's ringing a doorbell. I thought it would be funny to have a random door in the middle of the ring. While we were setting up the first one, some of the girls were around the ring like, 'Get a welcome mat, get a plant,' I'm writing it down for them to go get it. It takes like ten people to carry the door to the ring," she said.
Speaking on or wardrobe for the show, Bayley commented, "I didn't want to be my in-ring character who has a talk show. It felt weird to me. I'm trying to grow my character a little different. I wanted to be a different character. I couldn't tell if I was trying to be a talk show host who was trying too hard to look the part or just look ridiculous. Either way, I wanted to look stupid and funny and poke fun at the idea."
Despite "Ding Dong, Hello" being a smashing success, Bayley is currently without an opponent for WrestleMania 37.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Bayley discussed the women's tag team division in WWE. You can find her full comments by clicking here.
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