Bayley's Goodbye Letter To NXT: We're Not Crying, You're Crying

Seriously, put away those onions. We're trying to work here.

Bayley had one of her final NXT appearances Saturday at NXT Takeover: Back To Brooklyn in a losing effort to Asuka. Two nights later, the leader of Huggin' and Buggin' Enterprises (sorry) made her WWE debut on Raw. This afternoon, one of NXT's most beloved talents ever, if not the most beloved, bid farewell to the Performance Center and NXT in an emotional Instagram post.

Dear NXT, Today I went into the Performance Center and had to clean out my locker. After almost 4 years with NXT, it's time for me to step away and the new crop of women to step up. I am so confident in the division and know we will see it be taken to newer heights. I've seen FCW shows grow from 12 people in the crowd to NXT payperviews with 15,000 in Brooklyn. NXT is my life, it's everything I am, everything I've ever wanted in wrestling. The roster, the coaches, our bosses, our fans. All of it is everything I've ever wanted. I couldn't have dreamt up a better journey, and I couldn't have asked for better support and love that all of you have embraced me with. I love this industry with all of my heart but I mean this when I say it, I would not be able to do the things I've done without you guys. You fans match our passion. With everything we give you in the ring, you give us right back as fans. And that's what makes NXT special, and that's what I'll miss most. I'll miss my NXT family backstage, I'll miss those once in a lifetime moments like doing Finn Balors entrance or teaming with Shinsuke Nakamura or standing in the ring for 10 minutes as you guys sing a song, and I'll miss the proud feeling of being a part of it all. But I know it will continue. And I will never stop chasing that feeling. I am beyond excited to bring everything you all taught me, to WWE. Thank you for the memories, and as always, WE are NXT.

From trying to find her character, to the development of the Four Horsewomen, to winning and losing the NXT Women's Championship, Bayley has had a storied NXT career. She's immediately been placed in a WWE Women's title program with Charlotte, and looks to take advantage of Sasha Banks' absence. Outside of a potential appearance tomorrow at the NXT Tapings or cameos, it appears we've seen the last of Bayley in NXT.

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