Full NamePamela Rose Martinez

Nick NameThe Role Model

BornJune 15, 1989




Pamela Rose Martinez is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. She goes by her ring name, Bayley, in WWE. She currently performs on the RAW brand as a member of the faction Damage Control.

Personal Life

10 Things WWE Fans Need To Know About Bayley – Page 3
Growing up, Bayley was a huge wrestling fan

Pamela Rose Martinez aka Bayley was born on June 15, 1989, in San Jose, California. She grew up in a Mexican American Family. She completed her school at Independence High School in San Jose. During her childhood, she loved to play Basketball and Martial Arts. Pamela watched pro-wrestling at the age of 11 and started training as a wrestler at the age of 18.

Martinez was engaged to current AEW wrestler Aaron Solo since 2010. They broke up in 2021. She owns a dog named Flex.

Professional Wrestling Career

Independent Circuits (2008-2012)

Martinez started her professional wrestling career at 18, by attending Big Time Wrestling's training classes. While she was training, she worked for other promotions such as NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, Pro Wrestling Destination and Shine Wrestling. She spent around four years training and working with independent promotions before getting signed by WWE.



NXT (2012-2016)

After being signed with the company in December 2012, Pamela made her official debut as Bayley in March 2013. She took part in the inaugural NXT Women's Championship tournament and lost in the first round. In 2014, she defeated Sasha Banks to become the number one contender, but she failed at winning the title at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way.

Over the next year, Bayley grew to prominence and became a fan favourite. On August 22 at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, Bayley defeated Sasha Banks to win her first NXT Women's championship. They had a solid rivalry in NXT, which concluded in the first-ever women's 30-minute Iron Man match in WWE, which she won.

Bayley faced a series of opponents and defended her championship before facing Asuka. At NXT TakeOver: Dallas, Asuka ended Bayley's 223 days reign as the women's champion. After a brief hiatus, Bayley faced Asuka at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, where she was unsuccessful. It was her last match before her main roster debut.

Bayley after winning the NXT Women's Championship
Bayley as NXT Women's Champion

Raw (2016-2019)

On July 24, at Battleground, Bayley made her WWE main roster debut siding with Sasha Banks to take on Charlotte and Dana Brooke. Bayley faced Charlotte and Sasha on countless occasions for the women's championship before finally capturing it on RAW.

Bayley successfully defended her championship at WrestleMania 33. Alexa Bliss was Bayley's next opponent, and she lost the title to her at Payback. Throughout the year, Bayley was chasing for the championship she lost. She took part in elimination matches and joined Team RAW at Survivor Series.

Bayley vs Sasha on Raw
Bayley and Sasha were arch rivals on NXT and RAW

Bayley entered the Royal Rumble in 2018 and failed to win it. She got another opportunity at the RAW Women's Championship when she entered Elimination Chamber. However, she was eliminated by Sasha Banks. Bayley took part in the inaugural WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, where she got eliminated by Naomi. After a series of matches, she teamed up with Sasha Banks to form Boss n Hug Connection.

Bayley and Sasha Banks were crowned as the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Champion at Elimination Chamber 2019. Their reign lasted for 49 days when they lost the title at WrestleMania 35 to the Iconics. After WrestleMania, Bayley was drafted to SmackDown. On May 19, at Money in the Bank, Bayley won the Money in the Bank ladder match and cashed in on Charlotte to become the new SmackDown Women's Champion.

Bayley and Sasha Tag Team Champions
Boss n Hug Connection

SmackDown (2019-2021)

After becoming the champion, Bayley turned heel and joined forces with Sasha Banks. Bayley defeated the likes of Lacey Evans, Nikki Cross, Tamina, Charlotte and Carmella. Bayley successfully defended her championship at WrestleMania 36. On SmackDown, Bayley and Banks defeated Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to win the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship for the second time.

Bayley as SmackDown Women's Champion
Bayley as SmackDown Women's Champion

At Payback 2020, Bayley and Sasha Banks lost the tag titles to Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. A week after their match, Bayley turned on Sasha Banks after another loss. At Hell in a Cell 2020, Bayley lost her title to Sasha Banks and ended her reign after 380 days as champion.

Bayley began a rivalry with Bianca Belair, which she lost. She entered the Royal Rumble and lost. She made an appearance and disrespected the hosts of WrestleMania 37, where she got attacked by The Bella Twins. Bayley started another rivalry with Bianca for the SmackDown Women's Championship. She challenged Bianca at WrestleMania's Backlash and Hell in a Cell and lost. She was sidelined due to her injury and went on an indefinite hiatus.

Bayley challenged Bianca
Bayley and Bianca were involved in a heated feud for the SmackDown Women's Championship

Return to WWE

Bayley breaks silence after return at WWE SummerSlam
Bayley returned to WWE at the 2022 SummerSlam

Bayley made her return more than a year later at SummerSlam 2022. She was accompanied by Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai. The trio had a show-down against Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch.

At Clash at the Castle 2022, the trio were given the name Damage CTRL (Damage Control) and they defeated Alexa Bliss, Bianca Belair and Asuka in a six-women tag team match. Bayley challenged Bianca Belair for the RAW's Women Championship at Extreme Rules in a ladder match and failed to beat the later.

At the Crown Jewel PLE, Bayley lost to Bianca Belair in a Last Man Standing Match for the RAW Women's Championship.

At Survivor Series 2022, she was a part of Team Bayley in a losing effort where Team Bianca defeated Team Bayley in a War Games match after Becky Lynch scored the pin on Dakota Kai.

Bayley's Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
NXT Women's Championship1
WWE Raw Women's Championship1
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship2
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship2
Money in the Bank1

FAQs on Bayley

Q1. What is Bayley's real name?

Bayley's real name is Pamela Rose Martinez.

Q2. How much does Bayley earn in WWE?

Bayley earns $350,000 in WWE.

Q3. Who created Bayley's theme song?

Bayley's theme song Delivarence by def rebel

*Updated on 13th December, 2022

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