Bayley is the ring name of American-born professional wrestler Pamela Rose Martinez. After receiving a development contract with the WWE in December 2012, she joined the WWE NXT development department from 2013 to 2015.
In 2016 Bayley was finally appointed to the WWE main list, where she will appear under the WWE Raw brand. In her flourishing career as a professional wrestler, Bayley has won both the NXT Women’s Championship and the WWE Raw Women’s Championship title.
Bayley (Wrestler) Bio
The WWE star was born as Pamela Rose Martinez on 15 June 1989 in Newark, California, USA. As a teenager, Martinez was active in various sports and later became captain of her high school basketball team. However, she took a special interest in wrestling at a very young age, and at the age of 11, she began attending regular shows of the California-based wrestling promotion Big Time Wrestling.
In April 2008, the then 18-year-old Martinez immersed herself in professional wrestling when she signed up for wrestling training courses. In September 2008 she had her debut match with Big Time Wrestling under the nickname “Davina Rose”. She remained with Big Time Wrestling until 2010 when she turned her attention to other wrestling promotions on the independent circuit. In December 2012 Martinez signed a development contract with WWE.
Her WWE Career
In January 2013, Martinez made her debut at a live event of WWE NXT, a Florida-based development area. At her debut, Martinez wore a mask to the ring and also took the ring name “Bayley”. In her debut year, she made several unsuccessful attempts to win the WWE NXT Women’s Championship title.
On August 22, 2014, Bayley defeated Sasha Banks in NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn to win her very first NXT Women’s Championship title. She also successfully defended her title against Banks: Respect event on October 7, 2014, in NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, where Bayley defeated contenders such as Alexa Bliss, Eva Marie, Nia Jax, and Carmella during her 223-day reign as NXT Women’s Champion. Her reign ended on April 1, 2015, when she was defeated by Asuka in the NXT TakeOver: Dallas event, when she was defeated by Asuka. She made an unsuccessful attempt to regain the title in her last WWE NXT game on August 20, 2015.
Bayley made her WWE Main Event debut on July 24, 2016, at the Battleground event as a tag team partner to her longtime rival Sasha Banks. She made her official debut for the WWE Raw brand on 22 August 2016 when she competed for the WWE Raw women’s championship title. After several unsuccessful attempts, Bayley finally won the WWE Raw Women’s Championship title for the first time on February 13, 2017, after defeating Charlotte Flair. She successfully defended her title at the Fastlane event (2017) and also at WrestleMania 33.
At the Payback event (2017) on 30 April, Bayley lost the WWE Raw Women’s Championship title to Alexa Bliss, ending her 76-day reign. The WWE star also took part in the opening game of the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, which took place during the WrestleMania 34 Pre-Show on April 8, 2018; she was the last candidate to be eliminated by eventual champion Naomi.
Who Is Her Boyfriend?
The handsome WWE star is not officially married at the moment, but her days as a single woman could soon come to an end. In November 2016 Bayley got engaged to her longtime friend Aaron Solow. Aaron Solow is also a professional wrestler and appears on the independent wrestling scene. The couple met in 2010 while attending wrestling classes in California.
Other Interesting Facts about Bayley
1. As he grew up, Bayley’s interest in wrestling was strongly influenced by WWE stars such as The Hardy Boyz, The Rock, Lita, Rey Mysterio, John Cena, Trish Stratus, and many others.
2. She made every effort to meet a number of them at wrestling events as well as at meet and greets with fans.
3. Her obsession with Matt Hardy cost her one of her previous relationships.
4. After Bayley’s up-and-coming career as a professional wrestler, she made her video game debut at the WWE 2K17 (2016), followed by the WWE 2K18 (2017).
5. The WWE superstar stands at a height of 168 cm (5 feet 6 inches). She maintains an average body weight of 54 kg (119 lb) and has a physique that can make a sports colleague green with envy.