Major sign Bayley could potentially return to WWE at SummerSlam

Bayley has been out of action for a year
Bayley has been out of action for a year

Former WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley could reportedly make a return to the company at this month's SummerSlam show.

Bayley has been on the sidelines for a year after tearing her ACL while training at the Performance Center. The two-time SmackDown Women's Champion's last match came on the blue brand in June 2021, when she teamed up with Seth Rollins to face the team of Cesaro and Bianca Belair.

As per Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Bayley is scheduled to be in Nashville for SummerSlam weekend.

"For those who have asked about the status of Bayley and when she's slated to return to WWE programming, has learned she is scheduled to be in Nashville for SummerSlam weekend. Bayley has been out of action since last summer after tearing her ACL while working out in the WWE Performance Center to prepare for the company's return to live crowds in the post-Thunderdome era," wrote Johnson.

Bayley was a part of the blue brand before her injury, but she wasn't drafted to RAW or SmackDown last year.

What could be in store for Bayley when she returns to WWE?

Liv Morgan will defend her SmackDown Women's Championship at SummerSlam, where she will face former champion Ronda Rousey. In theory, The Role Model could potentially get involved in this match.

The Role Model also recently teased at potentially being Mandy Rose's next opponent on the NXT brand. Rose is the current NXT Women's Champion and has held the title for over 250 days; she won the from Raquel González at last year's Halloween Havoc show.

Bayley reportedly trained for several days at the Performance Center, indicating that she's getting ready for a return. Once she comes back, she will give a boost to the women's division, and the veteran will likely get a huge ovation from the fans.

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