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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Proof that Bayley's push may be over for now

Has WWE given up on the 'Huggable One'?

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News 05 Jan 2018, 14:43 IST
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Things are not currently looking good for Bayley
Things are not currently looking good for Bayley

What's the story?

It is no secret that once upon a time, Bayley was hailed as the female John Cena. She was all set to have a long and prosperous career in WWE, upon her call-up from NXT.

Sadly, she has not fared nearly as well on the main roster since her debut. Dave Meltzer foretold her doom on Wrestling Observer Radio, and we thank Wrestling News Source for the transcript of the same.

In case you didn't know...

Bayley was a part of the 'Four Horsewomen' of NXT, four women who changed the definition of Women's Wrestling for good. While Charlotte Flair was the breakthrough star of the four, Bayley was probably fared the worst thus far.

Her character has been unable to connect with fans in the WWE Universe ever since she got called up. Today, she's little more than a background character while Sasha Banks, Paige, Alexa Bliss and Asuka are the front line figures on RAW.

The heart of the matter

Dave Meltzer mentioned why WWE may have finally given up on Bayley for good:

They have already given up on her. And they’ve given up on her a long long time ago. When they’re gonna protect Mickie James over you, when Mickie James was brought in to be a filler to lose on the roster, that just tells you. The dice has been cast with her already

While this is not necessarily fact, one can see the signs already. Bayley is no longer pushed as a top star. She's in the background, almost as a sidekick for Sasha Banks now.

What's next?

Bayley will be a part of the Women's Royal Rumble match. It's extremely unlikely that she'll win it. However, let's hope for a strong showing for our beloved huggable Superstar.

Author's take

All hope is not lost. If the current character did not get over, maybe a change in gimmick will yield better results.

The Ringmaster never got over until he became Stone Cold Steve Austin.


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