Bayley Explains Why Her Heel Turn Came At The Perfect Time

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Bayley recently appeared on The New Day: Feel The Power podcast, and she looked back on her successful run as the WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion. She said this heel run came at the right time, as the lack of fans in the crowd allowed her to focus on herself. Here are some highlights:

On how 2020 was the perfect time for her heel run:

“[Turning heel] honestly was the scariest but the best decision that I’ve ever made, and I’m so happy that they allowed me to do that. I just feel like the first seven years of my WWE career, I really dedicated it to the fans, and I gave back to the little kid me and what I wanted and how I believed in my heroes, like I wanted to be that for the kids. But I feel like this end of my career is now just about me, and I’m going to do what I need to do to get to that next level.”

“It just kind of fit perfectly in the crazy, crazy pandemic world that we were living in this past whole year with no fans. It just kind of fit perfectly for me when I finally shut off the fans, I was just like, alright I don’t need you guys anymore, I did what I did for you guys, I did what I could, now I need to focus on me because now I didn’t even have to pay attention to them. I could just focus on me, there was nobody in the arenas. So it just felt like the perfect time and it just kind of worked out for me this year.”

On how AJ Lee changed her career:

“AJ and Dolph [Ziggler] were on one of our shows and…she pulled me aside and gave me this long talk about being myself and meeting the company halfway and you know, somewhere in the middle, you’re gonna find who you are and how it’s gonna work. So that was like when I had the whole epiphany of, okay let me just be me and try to figure it out and do the best and I can and just wrestle.”

The full episode is available here:

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