Pamela Rose Martinez is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. She goes by her ring name, Bayley, in WWE. Bayley was last seen on SmackDown and is the longest-reigning SmackDown Women's champion. She is currently inactive due to an injury.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 there has been no update about her return.