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Could Bayley be WWE’s female version of John Cena?

There have been discussion points in NXT about Finn Balor and Bayley. Both have said that they are happy in NXT. Balor has stated that he is in no rush to move up to the main roster. The fact is that the talent enjoys working in NXT because of the crowds, the wrestling is more of a priority and the writing is much better than Raw. Also, it seems like most of the talent that moves up to the main roster gets lost in the shuffle in the mid-card (see: Tyler Breeze).

The feeling with Balor is that his body could start breaking down as NXT expands their touring schedule. Keep in mind that he is 34 years old so while he enjoys working in NXT, the fact is that he would make more money on the main roster but he might have a ton of years left. NXT was supposed to get him ready for the main roster, not break his body down before he makes it there.

The question revolving around Bayley is if she could be the female John Cena when she gets to the main roster. If history is any indication, I’d say that she will likely get mixed in the typical Diva segments. I hope I’m wrong, though. Some people in the company do see her as the female Cena because she is perfect for media appearances and charity work. Also, she can help bring in younger girl fans to the product.

As of 12/30, the best sellers among the Divas are:

1. Paige (This Is My House t-shirt)
2. Sasha Banks (Legit Boss t-shirt)
3. Bayley (I’m A Hugger t-shirt)
4. Brie Bella (Brie Mode t-shirt)
5. Becky Lynch (Lass Kicker t-shirt)

Bayley has topped the merchandise charts at different times during 2015.

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