WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley recently opened up on her heel turn and the frustration behind the scenes that made her think this was the right direction for her character.
The heel turn took place back in October where she changed up her look and has aligned with Sasha Banks on television.
“I need to be able to do everything and test the waters everywhere and ride the waves and challenge myself,” she said. “I can’t get stale and bored and do the same thing over and over. In order to excel in this business, you have to constantly evolve.”
“I think honestly it’s real frustration,” Bayley said. “I’ve been wrestling for over 10 years. I’ve been with WWE for seven years, so not all of it has been colorful and castle-like and wacky wavy inflatable tubemen and happy and fun. It’s been a struggle. It’s really, really difficult to kind of stay on top for a period of time, so it’s pretty easy to find frustration believe it or not.”
Bayley was supposed to make her latest title defense against Lacey Evans at the TLC PPV this month but those plans were scrapped.