After the pair recently traded light-hearted jabs on social media, Bayley has now moved to praise her AEW counterpart Britt Baker.
After Baker referred to herself as a ‘role model,’ WWE’s resident role model, responded saying that “There is only one.”
However, speaking in a recent interview with Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post, Bayley heaped praise on her rival. SmackDown’s longest reigning Women’s Champion said that Baker was “awesome” adding that she can’t hate on her.
“I love Britt. She’s awesome and everything she’s doing is really cool, so I can’t even hate on her. I’ve heard a podcast where she talked about it and there’s no hard feelings, there’s no disrespect and I only want the best for her because as a role model that’s how you’re supposed to react to these type of things. So, go get ’em Britt Baker.”
Earlier in the conversation Bayley also discussed not having a match at WrestleMania 37. The multi-time Women’s Champion said that “it sucked,” before explaining that she’s now at peace with what happened.
“Well, it sucked because that’s everyone’s favorite time of the year. But, I’m gonna say this is the last interview I’m going to talk about WrestleMania because I have finally put it to peace. I could only be upset about it for so long, but I was able to show up Hulk Hogan, show up Titus O’Neil. I got embarrassed by the Bella Twins, whatever. I got to be on both shows of WrestleMania and I got to sit back and take in the fans a little more instead of just being stressed out.”
After only taking a smaller role for WrestleMania, Bayley launched herself right back in title contention in the weeks after the event. With Sasha Banks currently absent from WWE it was Bayley who challenged new SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair at WrestleMania Backlash.
While the EST of WWE was victorious with the help of her famous hair. Bayley was incensed after the bell and it appears that she is far from done with the champion.
Meanwhile in AEW, Britt Baker is preparing for a title challenge of her own. The Number One Contender will meet Hikaru Shida for AEW Women’s Gold at Double or Nothing.
Baker has steadily risen up the rankings in recent weeks and months and now finds herself occupying the number one spot. Baker finally topped the rankings after Tay Conti was unsuccessful in her attempt to dethrone the champion on the April 21st edition of AEW Dynamite.
The new Number One Contender hasn’t tasted defeat in an official singles match since February.