Could Bayley be getting a revamp?
Last week, Bayley appeared on the Stone Cold Steve Austin podcast to discuss her recent run of bad luck in the WWE, even giving a few ideas for how she would handle a heel turn. On part two of Stone Cold's interview with the former RAW Women's Champion, Bayley went further in depth as to how she felt her character should evolve.
"It's hard to explain. I think I just... I guess it's just time to evolve. Because I've been doing what I've been doing for the past four years but you always need to evolve, and I plan on doing this for a really long time. So I know it needs to go in just, like, different directions, maybe a different attitude. I guess I'm coming off my Extreme Rules match with Alexa Bliss where I didn't use the kendo stick on her, and it's time for me to evolve and kind of see where else, different avenues I can go as my character, and just try to reach different points and take that next step as Bayley. I don't know, I kind of feel like I'm in between that right now. I'm still trying to stay who I was and what got me to the dance, that's what I was always told."
Austin asked if the crowds were behind her wanting to change or if she was just getting bored doing the same thing over and over.
"Yeah, it might be a little bit of both just from the, yeah, crowd response but I also don't want to completely change who I am just because certainly people may not like who I am."
"I don't even know if it's just a change of look. Like how we were saying Undertaker just came out as The American Badass, completely different from what he was doing. It's not necessarily turning from a good guy to a bad guy or anything. Even if it was as simple as taking my ponytail out and just having hair down, or cutting my hair, or having different gear; just something a little different I think I need. That's just to change my look just to evolve a little bit. And maybe change a little bit of things in the ring."
Bayley also revealed which current WWE star is helping her evolve in the wrestling ring.
"Okay, so this is gonna sound like I'm a loser too. One time I was talking to Seth about... it was from when he... cause he was a heel for a long time then he turned baby, and I was watching his matches -- I think it was when I just got on the road -- and he was just so good at being a babyface already, and he had just been a heel. I asked him 'how did you, I know you've been doing it for a while already, but how did you just make it seem so easy, the switch and the transition? Because it's so different.' And he was like 'oh, I just try to be like Stone Cold. Just, I don't know, just be a badass. Just kick ass.' I think I need a little bit of that in the ring. And we've talked about that too, about being aggressive, so I don't know, maybe a combination of more aggression and changing my look a little bit could be cool. That's just kind of how I'm feeling."
There have been rumors about WWE trying some new creative angles to kickstart The Queen of Huggers. But, they don't sound too promising as they involved a romance angle with Corey Graves.
For now, Bayley's future is up in the air. However, the fans seem like they are still behind her. Perhaps it is in WWE's best interest to keep "punishing" Bayley by having her not appear on TV. This method produced the Yes Movement - one of the most poignant moments in WWE history.
Hang in there, Bayley.