Former NXT Women’s Champion Bayley spoke with Nashville Scene to promote Friday’s live event in Nashville, Tennessee at the War Memorial Auditorium. Here are the highlights.
On her character:
“It’s cool because that is what I wanted to do. I wanted kids to feel like I felt when I attended wrestling shows. I wanted them to be involved and be excited and look forward to not just John Cena. It’s the big kid in me. I am just acting like myself when I was 10 years old. It’s so cute how passionate kids can be. And there is also a responsibility to the parents, who thank me for being a role model. I have to make sure I keep my head on.”
On what makes NXT so popular with fans:
Everybody is so unique and it is a whole different kind roster (from WWE). There is nobody like Finn Balor or Shinsuke Nakamura on WWE (Ed.: At least not yet). The women’s division keeps getting stronger. Everybody is so hungry to get to that WrestleMania stage at some point.
We are a huge family and we motivate each other and compete to have the best match on the card. The tag teams, like The Revival and American Alpha, going 110 percent every night. … Triple H has given us this huge opportunity and the best coaching staff at the performance center.
On her future:
“Well, I am excited to come to Nashville. It’s one of my favorite towns and the crowd was so amazing last time. And I want to join the WWE (main roster). I really wanna have a match with Natty. She’s been there and she’s been a women’s champion. And Nikki Bella after she comes back.”
Bayley also talked about the Divas Revolution and more. You can read the entire interview here.