There have been some, let’s call them concerning elements to how the WWE main roster’s handled Bayley’s character. She’s participated in a five-on-one beatdown of a fellow babyface. Even though it wasn’t of her own making, she was dragged into a love triangle program. Tonight at Tribute to the Troops, she basically called Dana Brooke a dog.
But I’m willing to look past all that, because tonight, she had an honorary partner for her match against Brooke... Charlie, a 6 month old black Labrador Retriever being trained as a service animal by America’s VetDogs to assist with their mission to “provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them to once again live with pride and self-reliance.”
This is Charlie in August, when he was on Today:
Here he is with Bayley (and his trainer Olivia) at yesterday’s taping:
OHMAIGAWD. And I’m a cat guy.
It gets better. Charlie was ringside during the bout, and got nervous when he thought the Hugster was losing!
.@TODAYPuppy #Charlie watches on as @DanaBrookeWWE battles @ItsBayleyWWE. #Troops #VetDogs pic.twitter.com/O9oAhpxhaq— Tribute to Troops (@TributeToTroops) December 15, 2016
IT’S STILL REAL TO HIM. Cause he’s like seven in dog years. Don’t worry, Char. This is kind of like a house show... the babyfaces are going over.
A post-victory HUG from @TODAYPuppy #Charlie for @ItsBayleyWWE! #Troops pic.twitter.com/249ZkxevjE— Tribute to Troops (@TributeToTroops) December 15, 2016
Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to make Bayles any more adorbs. I vote she always be accompanied to the ring by baby animals. Or, at least for her big matches, like the ones where Triple H gets robots and warrior women and stuff.
In the meantime, in case that doesn’t become a thing, head here to learn more about America’s VetDogs, including how to help.