Bayley in April 2014
|Birth name||Pamela Rose Martinez|
June 15, 1989 |
San Jose, California
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Billed from||San Jose, California|
|Trained by||Jason Styles|
Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (2008–2012)
Martinez had been attending shows by Big Time Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion in Northern California, since she was 11. 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, which was one of the reasons why Martinez considered Big Time Wrestling as her home promotion. She had her first match in September 2008. On the American independent circuit, Martinez wrestled under the ring name "Davina Rose". Rose wrestled for Big Time Wrestling from 2008 to 2012. From 2011 to 2012, Rose branched out to wrestle for other promotions like NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood and Shine Wrestling.
Rose first met her mentor Serena in October 2010 when they teamed together for a tag team match. 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). At the tapings, Rose lost all four matches wrestled including her debut match to Mercedes Martinez. 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.
In December 2012, it was reported that Martinez had signed with WWE. In late January 2013, Martinez made her debut for WWE's developmental territory, NXT Wrestling, at a live event wrestling under a mask. She then adopted the ring name "Bayley" and made her WWE NXT television debut in a loss to Paige on the March 20 episode. On the June 12 NXT, 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. On the July 17 NXT, Bayley lost to the debuting Charlotte. On the August 21 NXT, Bayley challenged WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee to a title match and lost.
On the September 4 NXT, Bayley enjoyed her first win by teaming with Charlotte to defeat Alicia Fox and Aksana. To Charlotte's annoyance, the BFFs (Beautiful Fierce Females) Summer Rae and Sasha Banks attempted to convince Bayley to join them. However, on the November 13 NXT, the evil Charlotte attacked Bayley to cost them their match against the BFFs and promptly joined the BFFs instead. Bayley would then form a brief alliance with Natalya, defeating Sasha Banks in both tag team and singles matches. On the May 1 episode of NXT, Bayley failed to advance in the tournament for the vacant NXT Women's Championship after losing to Banks in the first round. On June 12, Bayley earned a pinfall over the new NXT Women's Champion Charlotte in a six-Diva tag team match. On the August 14 episode of NXT, Bayley defeated Sasha Banks to become the #1 Contender to the NXT Women's Championship. She repeated the feat on August 28 when Banks challenged her to a rematch. However, she was unsuccessful in capturing the title from Charlotte at NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way and in a rematch that took place on October 2. 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.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
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- "Places where Davina Rose wrestled". WrestlingData. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Big Time Wrestling - 2008 results". Big Time Wrestling. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- "Big Time Wrestling - 2012 results". Big Time Wrestling. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- "April 10 Taping Info - CARD UPDATED". Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
Willie Mack will oppose Austin Aries! ... The debuting Davina Rose
- "NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood #31". WrestlingData. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
Saturday, 2011/04/16 ... Austin Aries defeated Willie Mack ... Buggy and Davina Rose defeated Allison Danger and Candice LeRae
- "SHINE 4 results". Shine Wrestling. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- "Shimmer Volume 1-44 results". Shine Wrestling. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- "SHIMMER matches wrestled by Bayley". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- "Two new WWE signings". PWInsider. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- "Davina Rose debuts at NXT live event". Diva Dirt. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 3/20: Ohno break-out moment with Regal, big issues reach boiling-point, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 6/12: Bo Dallas captures NXT Title from Big E., outstanding Generico vs. Cesaro match, Women's Title tournament continues, Wyatts". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- Chiverton, George. "Chiverton's NXT scouting report: Latest Rankings & Evaluation of top WWE prospects, including Wyatts". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
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- James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT results 8/21 & 8/28 & 9/4: Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn MOTY contender, A.J. Lee title defense, Summer Rae, Swagger, new feuds & developments". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- James, Justin. "James WWE NXT results 11/6 - Week 71: Luke Harper Week continues with Harper vs. Ohno/Hero, NXT tag champs in action, Summer Rae, more, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- James, Justin. "James WWE NXT results 11/13 - Week 72: Must-see 2/3 Falls main event, Flair's daughter turns, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte vs. Bayley preview
- Rueter, Sean. "WWE NXT Takeover 2 results, live streaming and match coverage tonight (Sept 11, 2014)". Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- Rueter, Sean. "WWE NXT Results, live open thread for October 2, 2014: Two Title Tilts!". Retrieved October 2, 2014.
- Melok, Bobby. (October 23, 2014). "WWE NXT results - Oct. 23, 2014: Neville defends NXT Title against Titus, Bayley betrayed by Becky Lynch". WWE.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
- Saxton, Byron (October 10, 2013). "NXT 10-Count: Bayley". WWE.com. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
- Howell, Nolan. "NXT: Ascension, Hunico & Camacho go for a whirl in tornado match". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
... and a back elbow from the top get Bayley another nearfall ... the Hugplex connects. Winner by pinfall: Bayley
- Namako, Jason. "WWE NXT results - 1/29/14 (contract signing)". WrestleView. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
Bayley comes back and hits the Belly to Bayley for the win. Winner: Bayley by pinfall (Belly to Bayley)
- Witner, Emerson. "WWE NXT TV Report: JBL! Tag Team Turmoil! Ricardo Rodriguez under a mask!". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
Bayley almost got the pin with the Hugging Belly to Belly Suplex, which Alex Riley apparently has named the Hug-plex.
- Namako, Jason. "10/28 SHIMMER Volume 51 Results: Berwyn, Illinois". WrestleView. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- Carse, Ryan (July 11, 2014). "Piledriver Wrestling/OSW Review - NXT Preview:(07/10): Kidd & Gabriel vs. Zayn & Neville".
"Bayley starts things off aggressively, hurling Summer’s head like a rag doll into the turnbuckles across the ring, before following it up with a nice springboard arm drag
- Calloway, Bobby (October 3, 2014). "WWE Divas, October 2nd NXT Results - Bayley & Charlotte Do It With Flair".
Bayley however elbows Charlotte in the face and connects with a diving arm drag off the second rope
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