Yes, Pamela Rose Martinez is a hugger. And today is National Hugging day. Wait? Back up a moment. Martinez? Oh, well, the WWE Universe and you know her better by her ring non de guerre, Bayley. Now that we got that cleared up let’s focus on the 2017 Royal Rumble where Bayley will face Charlotte Flair for the WWE Raw Women’s championship.
Bayley wants to hug Charlotte. Really she does. But in this case it’s the set-up to her finishing move, the belly-to-belly suplex. It’s been a long road for this 27-year old paragon of positivity. She was the last of the four horsewomen, which included Charlotte, Sasha Banks and former WWE Women’s Smackdown champion Becky Lynch, to be called upto the main roster. She had competed in the WWE development league NXT for four years where she held the championship for nearly a year before dropping the strap to Asuka.
But Bayley in a short time has already made great strides, pinning Charlotte twice and overcoming the women’s version of a mastodon, Nia Jax, earlier this month to claim the number one ranking and shot at the belt. When presented with the question of whether a Women’s Royal Rumble could be possible, Bayley intimated it’s a numbers game.
“If we had more girls brought in, maybe like NXT girls, that would be really cool and I think it would be a lot of fun,” Bayley reflected.
The Bay area originate remains humble with an enthusiasm for the business that has never dimmed. It continues to endear fans to her in flocks. As she makes her debut in Birmingham, Alabama one has to think that this is the moment for the underdog once more.
“I’m just this normal chick that loves wrestling and got lucky enough to pursue it and got into WWE. I feel I snuck in,” Bayley explained.