NXT 10-Count: Bayley
Pogo sticks, headbands and hugs! NXT Diva Bayley is living the dream alongside the premier Superstars and Divas of WWE NXT. In the second edition of NXT 10-Count, Bayley answers 10 questions submitted by you, the WWE Universe. Ring the bell, the 10-Count starts now!
WWE UNIVERSE: Who inspired you to wrestle?
BAYLEY: My parents, along with “Macho Man” Randy Savage, The Rock, The Hardy Boyz, Lita, Eddie Guerrero, Ivory, Victoria and Triple H.
WWE UNIVERSE: Who is your favorite WWE Diva and why?
BAYLEY: Currently my favorite is AJ Lee because she's taken on the Divas division full speed and she’s made a huge impact. Plus, she gave me a hug one time!
WWE UNIVERSE: T-Rex or Velociraptor? Go.
WWE UNIVERSE: Is there anyone you wouldn't hug?
BAYLEY: You know when you first meet someone and they shake your hand? Hugging is how I shake hands. I live hug life. So no, there isn’t anyone I wouldn’t hug. But I’m not too sure if I'll be hugging Summer Rae anytime soon after she broke my headband.
WWE UNIVERSE: Who would you love to face in the WWE Divas division, past or present, and why?
BAYLEY: Ivory! She was amazing in the ring. She would be a huge challenge and I could learn a lot from her. She was also one of the nicest people I've ever met – very happy and energetic.
WWE UNIVERSE: What do you like to do when you are not wrestling?
BAYLEY: Most of the time, if I’m not wrestling, I’m somewhere thinking of how I can get better or watching tape or writing down ideas. I like simple things, like finding new coffee places to try or new restaurants. I like to run trails outdoors, juggle, play basketball and hang with some awesome people I've met here. I used to love pogo sticking when I was a kid and I still do. That’s actually one of my favorite things to do.
WWE UNIVERSE: Would you ever dare try to hug the Undertaker?
BAYLEY: I think it's worth a shot. I would have to be very smart and sneaky about it. I think the best chance at hugging The Undertaker would be during his entrance when the lights go out, right as his theme song starts. I would run out and give him a huge hug and then run away as the lights turn back on. I don’t think he would be able to see me in all the fog. Mission accomplished!
WWE UNIVERSE: How many different types of headbands do you own?
BAYLEY: I have 15 headbands right now and plan to get a lot more very soon. Besides them being just plain awesome, I feel like my headbands represent the same to me as a mask does to Rey Mysterio or Sin Cara. I have all kinds of different colors and designs that all symbolize different things of schweetness.
WWE UNIVERSE: How long have you been wrestling and how did you get started?
BAYLEY: I've been wrestling for a little more than five years now. I went to my first live wrestling show when I was 12 years old for this independent promotion called Big Time Wrestling in Northern California. Since that night, I never missed a show of theirs. I knew once I was of age and my mom allowed it, I wanted to begin training with them. Once I did, I was wrestling there twice a week for more than four years before I got to come to NXT.
WWE UNIVERSE: How does it feel to get to live your childhood dream every day?
BAYLEY: It's amazing, exciting and life-changing. I've wanted to be in WWE since I was 11 years old and not once has my mind changed even a little. There are a lot of times when I pass by Full Sail University and think about all I've experienced already and I can't help but get a little emotional about it. I'm learning so much from the best talent in the world and having a blast. I still have a lot I need to do to fulfill my dreams, but I'm so blessed to be where I am now. I just want to say please follow your dreams, whatever they may be. Do anything it takes to get where you want to be.
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