WWE star Bayley recently celebrated a huge career milestone in WWE, with the former Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion commemorating her 10-year anniversary with the promotion.
She signed with the company in December 2012 before debuting a month later in 2013. She quickly established herself as a future prospect in NXT.
She rose through the ranks alongside Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. Together they were known as the Four Horsewomen and they redefined women’s wrestling in WWE. Their matches in NXT were the catalyst for WWE’s “Women’s Revolution”.
While in NXT she was part of many history-making events and record-setting moments. She became the fourth NXT Women’s Champion in a match widely regarded as one of the best women’s outings in company history. They would have a rematch in the first-ever 30-minute Women’s Ironman Match.
Her success in NXT followed her to the main roster. She captured the Raw women’s title before being crowned the first-ever Women’s Tag Team Champion with longtime friend/rival, Sasha Banks. Many first-time moments followed. Bayley took part in the first women’s Elimination Chamber match.
At WrestleMania 34, she competed in the inaugural WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal. She wrestled at the first-ever all-women’s PPV Evolution. She was the first woman to defend a championship in Saudi Arabia and more recently competed in the first women’s WarGames match on the main roster.
Bayley has had a historic WWE career.
During her historic 10 years in WWE, she has accomplished many great things. She held the NXT, Raw, SmackDown and Women’s Tag Team Championships making her the first women’s Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion in company history.
Despite all the success and achievements, her run hasn’t been without hardship. In 2021 she suffered a knee injury that kept her out of action for over a year. At SummerSlam, she made her return to WWE as the leader of a new faction called Damage CTRL. Her leadership took Dakota Kia and Io Shirai to the women’s tag team gold.
Since her return, the Role Model remains a key figure in the women’s division while helping the next generation of wrestlers break through.