It finally happened -- former NXT Women's Champion Bayley is a WWE Superstar, at least for one night.
For a couple of weeks, WWE and Sasha Banks hyped a mystery partner to take on WWE Women's Champion Charlotte and her protege Dana Brooke. On the Battleground pre-show, Lita, Summer Rae, Nia Jax and others were all rumored to have been the partner.
Bayley debuted to a huge reaction, just days after going undrafted on Tuesday's Smackdown. It's unclear what her immediate future holds, as she is booked for an NXT Takeover: Back to Brooklyn title match with Asuka. No brand was announced for Bayley on the PPV, and it was mentioned that the appearance may be a one-time appearance.
Speculation ran rampant this weekend that Bayley would be the partner, when she didn't appear at an NXT live event Saturday night. Bayley made her debut well over a year after fellow 'Four Horsewomen' Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Charlotte, and a few days after her best friend Carmella.
Bayley and Sasha Banks would go on to defeat Charlotte and Dana Brooke, and embrace after. You can see our full report of WWE Battleground at this link.
By Sean Ross Sapp