Bayley

Bayley WWE
Bayley WWE

Profile

WWE Superstar Bayley (real name Pamela Rose Martinez) is currently signed to WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown brand. Bayley began her professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 2008, wrestling for promotions such as Big Time Wrestling, NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, Pro Wrestling Destination and Shine Wrestling.

Bayley signed for WWE in 2012, reporting to the developmental brand NXT. The ‘Hugger’ made her first appearance for the company in January 2013, wrestling as a luchadora for one match where she teamed with Paige and Charlotte Flair. Martinez was then officially named Bayley and made her NXT television debut in March 2013, losing to Paige. 

Following a run as a ‘fan-girl’ character, Bayley won the NXT Women’s Championship in 2015. The ‘Hugger’ defeated Sasha Banks at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn to win the NXT Women’s Championship for the first time in her career in a much lauded bout. After the contest, the new Champion celebrated with Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in the ring. The group were collectively known as The Four Horsewomen of NXT, and this was an acknowledgement of the work they had done in the NXT Women’s division.

Bayley made her WWE main roster debut in July 2016, appearing as the surprise entrant in a tag match joining Sasha Banks to take on Charlotte Flair and Dana Brooke. The former NXT Women’s Champion then made her move to RAW official in August 2016.

RAW Women’s Champion

Bayley won the RAW Women’s Championship on February 13, 2017. The ‘Hugger’ defeated Charlotte Flair to capture her first main roster title and dropped it to Alexa Bliss at the Payback PPV in April. 

As well as the RAW Women’s Championship, The ‘Role Model’ has also been SmackDown Women’s Champion and herself and Sasha Banks were the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.

Bayley won the 2019 Women’s Money In The Bank match, opting to cash in that same night on Charlotte Flair that same night and become SmackDown Women’s Champion for the first time in her career. This win made the former ‘Hugger’ the first WWE Women’s Grand Slam winner in WWE history

The ‘Role Model’ had a major change of character in 2019; turning heel for the first time in both her NXT and WWE career. The former NXT Champion aligned with Sasha Banks after attacking Becky Lynch, justifying her ‘turn’ by telling the fans that she only attacked Lynch due to her friendship with Banks.

Sasha Banks

The aforementioned Sasha Banks has been a huge part of Bayley’s WWE career. Banks has been a rival to Bayley as well as a tag team partner across NXT, RAW and SmackDown.

Husband

Bayley is not married, although she was engaged to long-time partner and AEW pro wrestler Aaron Solow. The couple reportedly split in 2021.

Bayley Net Worth

Bayley reportedly has a net worth of around $2 million US dollars. The SmackDown Superstar’s annual salary is apparently around $350,000 US dollars per year.

Bayley Theme

Bayley’s theme song is Deliverance, it is credited to def rebel on the official WWE YouTube channel.

Bayley Finisher

Bayley’s finishing move is known as the Belly To Bayley.