NXT Women’s Champion Bayley recently spoke with Green Bay Press Gazette to promote the upcoming NXT midwest tour. Here are the highlights.
On her catchphrase, “I’m a hugger”:
“I tell people that it’s not even really a character because I’m still such a huge fan,” she said. “(The gimmick) just happened randomly in a promo class. I was making all these promos about how much I love so-and-so, it just became really fun for me. So Dusty (Rhodes) and the writers really pushed me and helped the character a lot.”
On if she’s ready for the main roster:
“I’m not hesitant. It’s just that I’m very proud of NXT, and I’m so happy that I’m able to be a part of it,” she said. “I watched NXT grow from 12 people to me winning the championship in front of 16,000 people. I love NXT because I obviously have an attachment to it, but I want to get up there (main roster) because that’s what I’ve wanted since I was 11.”
On being the NXT Women’s Champion:
“The NXT women’s title means a lot to me,” she said. “It’s surreal when I open up my suitcase to put my gear on, and I have the championship belt in there with the WWE logo on it. So that’s really cool. For me to defeat Sasha Banks to win it is one thing, and for me to be able to carry it with the roster we have right now is another thing.”
You can read the entire interview here.