One of NXT’s brightest and popular female wrestler Bayley has been interviewed by femalefirst.co.uk to promote the upcoming NXT UK tour that takes place in June 2016. Bayley discusses her run as champion and WWE dropping the Diva term among various other topics. The ever popular Bayley finally won the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT Takeover: New York, beating The Boss Sasha Banks for the title. She went on a near 8 month title reign, until losing the title at Askua at NXT Takeover: Dallas. Bayley discusses her successful run as champion.
The matches were incredible. The Ironman match with Sasha and everything was really cool, but I think just the fact I was able to carry the title and visit places for the first time being champion, like going to the UK for example, being champion. Not only with NXT but I also got to travel with WWE and, to be the NXT Women’s Champion and be on the WWE shows representing the company and the division in such a huge way was really cool for me. Going to places like Chicago and New York as the champion is what was really special for me. It was just being able to be the champion of such a great division and going to these places for the first time ever – it’s a huge honour.
I think maybe NXT had a huge part in it. I know a lot of the girls in the WWE always wanted to go down that path, but it wasn’t really until Stephanie McMahon introduced Becky, Sasha and Charlottethat people started noticing the movement and noticing that these girls want to be not just Divas, they want to take the division to a different level. I don’t think the fans really knew how bad everybody else wanted it backstage like Paige and the Bellas, and Nattie especially. They all wanted that for so long so for us to be able to kinda help and for Sasha, Becky and Charlotte to be the ones to kind of push it and for Stephanie to introduce them in such a big way. It’s been such a good year and it’s really cool to see that NXT kinda had a little help to do with that!
NXT will be heading to the UK & Ireland this June on the following dates:
- Friday, June 10 – Sunday June 12 – Download Festival, Donington Park, Derby
- Monday, June 13, 7.30pm – SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
- Tuesday, June 14, 7.30pm – 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
- Wednesday, June 15, 7.30pm – Echo Arena, Liverpool
- Thursday, June 16, 7.30pm – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
- Friday, June 17, 7.30pm – Plymouth Pavilion, Plymouth
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