A WWE Hall of Famer has claimed that Bayley reminds them of Chris Jericho for one very particular reason.
Former SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley recently returned to WWE at SummerSlam after more than a year out of action as a result of a serious knee injury.
However, the star didn’t arrive alone, returning with Dakota Kai and IYO SKY by her side. This character marks a shift from her previous persona before she was injured, while that heel character was also vastly different to how she was originally presented in the company.
Speaking on a recent episode of his DDP Snake Pit podcast alongside Jake Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page reflected on Bayley’s recent return and her character shift. DDP praised the former NXT star comparing her to a man renowned for his reinventions, Chris Jericho.
“Dude? It’s like she wrestled three weeks ago, two weeks ago. She went out there, that girl I mean, if you go all the way back to how they brought her in, you know with, like, the biggest I’m so happy to be here. And that was a shoot, I’m sure, to a certain degree, but that girl is going through one transit like she’s almost Jericho-ish with some of her reinventions of herself, you know, and I love it.
She knows who she is. And she went out there and if she was doubting herself, I never saw it, you know? And I think that having Dakota Kai there with her was a big deal too because they weren’t up together you know, and Bayley got that pop way sooner.”
Chris Jericho has recently undergone another character shift by moulding his old Lionheart persona into his current AEW character. The star is currently involved in the ‘Champions Tournament’ to decide a new AEW World Champion. In the semi-finals Jericho is scheduled to face Bryan Danielson.
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