Bayley Details Current Backstage Atmosphere Within WWE
Bayley has been a prominent fixture on WWE television since her return
Bayley is the latest star to comment on the changing atmosphere backstage within WWE since Paul 'Triple H' Levesque took charge of the creative direction of the company.
The Hugger has a long history with Levesque, dating back to her early days in NXT, and was one of the first big surprise returns of the 'Triple H Era' when she came back from an ACL injury at SummerSlam (along with Dakota Kai & IYO SKY).
In an interview with The Five Count, the former WWE Women's Champion spoke about the current feeling behind-the-scenes.
"It's still so weird to me, when the news broke that he [Vince McMahon] was retiring, I was just in shock and it felt like we needed to...'Do we party or sit around and sit in our feelings and feel weird?'. It was such a strange feeling. It's still talked about backstage how different things are. Not worse or better, just super different.
"Fortunately, for me, I've worked with Triple H for years since being in NXT and we have such a great relationship and he understands what I've been through and where I want to go and how I view my character and things like that. In that sense, it's been so awesome. I can see a shift, it's kinda like a new relationship, is how everybody feels. Everybody has a little extra spunk in them because it's different".
Continuing, Bayley said:
"I was talking to Finn Balor backstage and Triple H just walked by and was like, 'Hey guys, what's up?'. We were like, 'Isn't this so weird? It feels like seven years ago again', especially with Finn because he and I were champions at the same time in NXT and Hunter was very hands-on and having him there again feels like Twilight Zone".
Bayley will challenge Bianca Belair for the Raw Women's Title in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules, while Balor will take on Edge in an 'I Quit' Match.