Bayley has opened up on her improbable, on-going feud on Friday nights with SmackDown’s lead announcer Michael Cole, revealing how it all began.
For months now Bayley has taken shots at Cole on commentary. Even going so far as getting the announcer’s name shaved into the back of her head at the Royal Rumble.
Bayley was speaking to Renee Paquette on her Oral Sessions podcast. The former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion explained what was behind the unlikely dispute with Cole.
“He’s so annoying, just look at him [laughs]. No, you just look at his face. It was just from the whole pandemic era, where we had no crowd. Nobody to play off of. The only type of reaction or any words or anything I heard was [Corey] Graves and Michael Cole to my right. Every time I’m in the ring, every time I’m doing a promo I can hear them frickin’ breathing. You know, that’s how quiet it was.”
“So I just started picking on him or talking back and people seemed to like it. I was like alright we’ve gotta do something here because it’s so hard to watch without fan interaction. So I had to give them something and they’re the only ones out there and it just became so fun.”
“The fact that he’s really into it too and he’ll like, jab me back. I love when he makes fun of me and makes me look stupid. It’s so fun so I may as well keep it going. I’m trying to get a WrestleMania match with him since he’s undefeated.”
Bayley also talked about former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee, revealing that the two women have a bizarre competition with one another.
If you use any quotes from this article please h/t and link back to Inside The Ropes.