Bayley (wrestler)

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Bayley
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Bayley in March 2015
Birth name Pamela Rose Martinez[1][2][3]
Born (1989-06-15) June 15, 1989 (age 25)[1]
Newark, California, U.S.[4]
Resides Orlando, Florida, United States[5]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Bayley[1][6]
Davina Rose[1]
Billed height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[6]
Billed from San Jose, California[6]
Trained by Jason Styles[2][7]
Debut April 2008[2][7]

Pamela Rose Martinez (born June 15, 1989) is an American professional wrestler. She is currently signed with WWE under the ring name Bayley, where she performs in its developmental branch, NXT.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Independent circuit (2008–2012)[edit]

Martinez had been attending shows by Big Time Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion in Northern California, since she was 11.[2][7] She started her professional wrestling career at the age of 18 in April 2008 by attending Big Time Wrestling's training classes by her head trainer Jason Styles,[2][7] which was one of the reasons why Martinez considered Big Time Wrestling as her home promotion.[2][7] She had her first match in September 2008.[7] On the American independent circuit, Martinez wrestled under the ring name "Davina Rose".[8] Rose wrestled for Big Time Wrestling from 2008 to 2012.[9][10] From 2011 to 2012, Rose branched out to wrestle for other promotions like NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and Shine Wrestling.[11][12][13]

Rose first met her mentor Serena in October 2010 when they teamed together for a tag team match.[2] When Rose made her debut for Shimmer Women Athletes in October 2011 at the tapings of Shimmer Volume 41–44; she became embroiled in Serena's feud with the Canadian Ninjas (Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews).[2][7] At the tapings, Rose lost all four matches wrestled including her debut match to Mercedes Martinez.[14] Rose continued to wrestle for Shimmer in 2012 and she received her first victory on Volume 48 as she teamed with Mia Yim to defeat Melanie Cruise and Mena Libra; on Volumes 51 and 52, Rose picked up her first two singles victories in Shimmer with wins over Cherry Bomb and Rhia O'Reilly.[15]

WWE[edit]

NXT (2012–present)[edit]

In December 2012, it was reported that Martinez had signed with WWE.[16] In late January 2013, Martinez made her debut for WWE's developmental territory, NXT, at a live event wrestling under a mask.[17] She then adopted the ring name Bayley and made her NXT television debut in a loss to Paige on the March 20 episode.[18] On June 12, Bayley adopted a new character of a doe-eyed fangirl, then lost to Alicia Fox in the first round of the NXT Women's Championship Tournament to crown the inaugural champion.[19][20] On August 21, Bayley challenged WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee to a title match and lost.[21]

Bayley in April 2014.

On September 4, Bayley enjoyed her first win by teaming with Charlotte to defeat Alicia Fox and Aksana.[21] To Charlotte's annoyance, the BFFs (Beautiful Fierce Females, being Summer Rae and Sasha Banks) attempted to convince Bayley to join them.[22] However, on November 13, Charlotte attacked Bayley to cost them their match against the BFFs and promptly joined the BFFs instead.[23] Bayley then formed a brief alliance with Natalya, defeating Sasha Banks in both tag team and singles matches. On May 1, 2014, Bayley failed to advance in a tournament for the vacant NXT Women's Championship after losing to Banks in the first round.[24] On June 12, Bayley earned a pinfall over the new NXT Women's Champion Charlotte in a six-Diva tag team match.[25] On August 14, Bayley defeated Sasha Banks to become the number one contender to the NXT Women's Championship.[26] However, she was unsuccessful in capturing the title from Charlotte at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way,[27] and in a rematch that took place on October 2.[28] After a loss to Sasha Banks on October 23, Bayley was attacked by her former friend Becky Lynch, who then allied herself with Banks. Later, Bayley formed an alliance with former rival Charlotte to feud with Banks and Lynch throughout the following several weeks.[29] On November 27, Bayley was attacked by Banks and Lynch, injuring her knee in the storyline.[30] She returned on January 21, 2015, saving Charlotte from an attack by Banks and Lynch before reluctantly attacking Charlotte herself.[31] At NXT TakeOver: Rival, Bayley competed in a Fatal 4-Way match for the NXT Women's Championship, however she failed to capture the title.[32]

In March, Bayley began an angle with Emma, which had Emma criticizing Bayley's niceness and stating that it had prevented her from winning the NXT Women's Championship.[33] Bayley was again confronted by Emma on the March 25 episode of NXT, where Bayley argued against Emma's statements, leading to Emma slapping Bayley in response.[34] On the following week's episode of NXT, Bayley defeated Emma.[35] On the April 29 episode of NXT, Bayley was defeated by Dana Brooke after a distraction by Emma.[36] Bayley would gain revenge on Emma the following week, where she would attack her after Emma's loss to Charlotte in a match.[37] At NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable on May 20, Bayley teamed up with Charlotte to defeat Emma and Dana Brooke.[38]

Personal life[edit]

Martinez cites Randy Savage, The Rock, The Hardy Boyz, Lita, Ivory, Victoria, Bret Hart and Triple H as her influences in wrestling.[39]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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