Bayley has commented on the UK crowd singing to her in the opening match of Clash At The Castle.
Clash At The Castle was WWE’s first major UK stadium show since Summerslam 1992 and their first UK pay-per-view (now branded as Premium Live Events) since Insurrextion 2003.
On the night, the UK fans welcomed the company and its performers with open arms – some highlights include tenured Irish superstar Sheamus receiving a standing ovation, following his highly-praised match with Gunther, and Scotland’s Drew McIntyre briefly bringing back his fan-favourite “Broken Dreams” theme during a pre-match video package.
Another highlight came in the opening match. The main card’s first contest saw the newly formed Damage Control (made up of the returning Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky) take on the team of Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka.
After the opening bell, the crowd could be heard loudly singing: “Hey Bayley, I wanna know, will you be my girl?” – a Bayley-inspired take on the Bruce Channel original. Damage CRTL had, however, been presented as heels going into the event and Bayley could be seen trying to hush the crowd.
On an episode of In The Kliq, Bayley offered her thoughts on the welcome she received from the crowd in Cardiff.
“I wouldn’t call it my song. It’s their song for me, but I knew that was gonna happen. I was so excited to come back to the UK because they are just such an ecstatic crowd. So energetic. Obviously, that’s what, as WWE Superstars, we feed off of, what we crave is the noise you know?
I will say it was a little distracting. I was trying to have my first big PLE [Premium Live Event] match back. I was trying to get my first big victory and they were a little loud in my ear.
So next time, maybe they could just wait until I approve of it, but it was 60,000 people, our first stadium show in over 30 years, and being that successful, that was an incredible experience. I’m glad I got to be on the show.”
Despite this distraction from the fans, the match got back on-track and the six performers went for just shy of twenty minutes before Damage CTRL picked up the victory.
Bayley has now challenged current Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair to a title match at Extreme Rules.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.