When you hold a top singles title for more than a year as part of hugely popular and highly praised character reinvention, you’d think you’d have a storyline heading into the biggest show on the calendar.
Not if you’re Bayley, for some reason. Why is that?
“I cannot give you an honest answer, dude. I don’t know. I’m sorry guys, it just didn’t happen.”
talkSPORT’s Alex McCarthy notes the Grand Slam champ gave him that answer with a smile. And Bayley does seem to be taking what seems like a pretty big slight in stride:
“I would have loved to have had a non-title match at WrestleMania. Just a grudge type of match. Something that meant, not more than a title, but was a little deeper than a title. But, there’s always next year.
“I’m just so happy that more women are going to be represented and I know the two title matches are going to be killer so we can’t really be bummed out about it, we got to look at the bright side I guess.”
The reformed Hugger says she’s healthy - and that’s she’s pitched ideas. Bayley thought one might be greenlit because she’s had success getting approval for her pitches a lot over the past year. No dice, though.
But then, Bayley wouldn’t tell us if something was in the works, anyway:
“Even if there was something, I don’t know if I would tell you guys to spoil it. But yeah, it’s OK. I’ll be here for a long time. I might just jump the barricade and steal my own moment if they won’t give me one. I’ll just steal it.”
I’ve seen fan speculation about things ranging from an impromptu match with Charlotte Flair, or another Horsewoman making a surprise return from maternity leave by crashing a ‘Mania edition of “Ding Dong, Hello!”
If those are anything more than fantasy booking, however, WWE’s kept it a secret.
Think there’s a swerve coming? Just want to sound off about how WWE’s booking their women’s division of late? That’s what that comment section down there is for.