SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley named Superstar of the Week
Win the contract? Check. Cash in the contract? Check. Silence the doubters yet again? Big old check on that one.
It’s been quite the week for Bayley, who went from plucky dark-horse to world-beating SmackDown Women’s Champion in the span of about two hours last Sunday night. The Huggable One didn’t just win the Women’s Money in the Bank Match, she cashed in on Charlotte Flair later in the evening to relieve The Queen of the championship she had just pilfered from Becky Lynch. Proving Charlotte wrong was obviously sweet in and of itself for Bayley, who The Queen has looked down her nose at since NXT. But the victory also made Bayley the first Superstar to ever hold the Raw Women’s Championship, the SmackDown Women’s Championship and the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship — the Women’s Grand Slam, if you will.
When it comes to Superstars who make their names off of defying expectations, plowing their way into history with a wink and a smile and just straight-up finding a way to win, Bayley has always been perched near the top, and we’ll stand by what we said on Sunday: If any of this surprised you, you haven’t been paying attention. Bayley is your Superstar of the Week.