Bayley: We Call Tamina "Momma" In The Locker Room

Bayley is set to clash with Tamina at WWE Money in the Bank. But behind the scenes, Tamina makes sure all her children are taken care of.

Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Bayley praised Tamina for her presence in the locker room and revealed the nickname she goes by backstage.

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"We call her 'Momma.' She’s the momma of the locker room," said Bayley. "When I had my first experience in WWE, I was still NXT Women’s Champion. I went on a tour of Europe, and it was actually me and Nattie against Team B.A.D. for the whole two-week tour. Tamina was so welcoming, and she really showed me, besides Sasha of course, showed me how to carry myself, how to be the last one in the locker room to clean up and ask the top people if they needed anything, things like that. She also made me feel like one of them. She just has that quality about her."

Bayley continued, "Even if it’s been a while since she has been involved in a storyline, she’s never had one that’s just about her, especially in the title picture. But she’s literally always there. You don’t see her on TV, but she’s backstage watching all the matches and staying for the whole show and encourages everybody. She is very special and important to the locker room and the whole women’s roster. I’m definitely excited for this match, just because I think she deserves this moment. I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in a lot of special moments, so I hope that this is something that can be special for her. But I’m going to have to beat her, so it can’t be too special, but I hope she has fun."

Tamina has been on a roll since returning to weekly television in March. She defeated Sasha Banks to earn the SmackDown Women's Title match against Bayley at WWE Money in the Bank.

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