Bayley's name is forever edged in history.
Former RAW Women's Champion Bayley has competed in some historic matches for WWE. She went to distance with Sasha Banks in an Iron-Woman match, competed in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble, along with competing in the first-ever Women's Elimination Chamber match. While speaking with Hype Magazine, Bayley expressed her thoughts on forever being tied into WWE history.
"It is insane because I was thinking about the Iron Woman Match just the other day, but Royal Rumble is one of those matches that you remember watching as a kid and everyone has their favorite memory of it," Bayley continued, "I remember counting down while watching at home and everyone is counting down together whether you are in the live audience or at home to see who will come out next. To be a part of something like that and to be in the back while all the girls go out front, to feel the energy was a dream come true. The Elimination Chamber was a crazy experience because those were the matches that I always wanted to be a part of as a fan. Even though matches like TLC, Cage, and Ladders were scary situations, they were just things I wanted to participate in as a performer. Being in the chamber match, I felt very comfortable and I hope I can participate again next year."
Another competitor who has earned her place amongst the best female superstars in WWE history is 2018 WWE Hall Of Fame inductee Ivory. Bayley growing up tuning into the WWE product on a consistent basis allowed for her to watch Ivory in the prime of her career.
"Well, I cannot speak for everyone, but for me, she was one of the individuals that stuck out for wrestling. Also, she was able to change her character when she made the transition to The Right to Censor role. That is one of the most rememberable characters for me at least and the fact that she was able to do that was really cool. I remember having the opportunity to meet Ivory as a kid and she was the first woman’s wrestler that I met. She looked at me and said, “ I’m going to see you in the ring one day aren’t I ?”. I took that sign that I was going to make it and then I met her again at WrestleMania 30 or 31 as a member of the WWE roster and told her that story. Now she is about to be inducted into Hall of Fame and I can wait to see her be inducted because Ivory deserves that ring." Bayley elaborated
Although things have not been smooth between the two "best-friends", one fact in Bayley's mind that will forever stay the same is that she believes Sasha Banks is one of the best in-ring performers to ever grace WWE's women's division.
"We have known each other for about five years now and we know each better than anyone else in the women division right now. I am pretty sure I had the most matches with her if you go back and look at our time in NXT and FCW. We were always set to wrestle each other whether it was the first TakeOver or the Iron-Woman match. She has been my opponent for my first everything in the company. I think that is where the competitiveness comes from because I know how talented she is and we both want to be the best at we do. We are friends, but there is that fan in both of us that say I’m better than her."
Since the birth of this women's revolution, there have been talks amongst WWE's female superstars about implementing tag team championships into the division; seeing as how a number of tag team matches take place on WWE programming on a consistent basis. Bayley feels no different than the other superstars in stating that having Women's Tag Team Titles will be beneficial for the competitors of RAW, SmackDown Live, and NXT.
"I have said this a couple of times in past interviews, but I think it has been discussed as far as the women in the locker room. The women’s division is strong on both RAW, Smackdown, and NXT and I think we would be able to highlight a lot of us in a tag team." Bayley stated, "Maybe it is not too far off as we already had the opportunity for a lot of first this year. I do not think it is too crazy to believe that there will be a women’s tag team division pretty soon."
An experienced veteran who Bayley has been able to learn from on the roster is former 5-time WWE Women's Champion Mickie James. "The Huggable One" would go on to praise Mickie for the advice she has shared with the up and coming talent of WWE's growing women's division.
"Having her here is a fantastic opportunity. When she came back to SmackDown, I was jealous of the women's division there because they had competed against one of businesses OGs. Not that she is old or anything, but I grew up with her and Trish Stratus. They both had a great storyline and I learned a lot from their contributions to the company from a character standpoint and techniques inside of the ring. Since she came over to RAW, it challenges us to approach things differently. I wanted to pick her brain since she has seen the evolution of the business with her OBW background."