The WWE used to be a male-dominated profession until the likes of Pamela Rose Martinez came into the picture and began to make waves under the ring name Bayley. The American professional wrestler began her journey into the World Wrestling Entertainment in 2013 but was only able to make it to its main roster in 2016. Thanks to her hard work and complete commitment to her profession, she is a recipient of notable awards like the WWE Raw Women’s Championship, WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship and the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, to name a few. Currently performing on the SmackDown brand, the three-time WWE women’s world champion is also one of the most liked and followed female wrestlers of the century. Here are more facts about her.
The professional wrestler is an American citizen, she was born in Newark, California, as Pamela Rose Martinez and her birthdate is June 15, 1989. Regarding her ethnicity, Bayley is reportedly multiracial; she is Latin American from her father’s side and Anglo-American from her mother’s side.
Bayley grew up a sports lover and in high school, she took part in various professional wrestling promotions around Northern California. While doing that, she also made her presence felt in her school’s basketball team and was even ‘The 76ers captain in her senior year. Bayley attended High Public School which is located in San Jose, California.
Following her special interest in wrestling, Bayley began her journey in the sports at the age of 18 and from 2008 to 2012, she enrolled in professional wrestling classes at the Big Time Wrestling (BTW) also located in Califonia. While undergoing rigorous training, the Californian-born athlete also participated in wrestling competitions. She equally joined the American independent circuit under the name Davina Rose.
Having gained all the training and experience she needed to pursue her wrestling career, Bayley decided to spread her tentacles further to other wrestling promotions such as the Pro Wrestling Destination, Shine Wrestling, and the NWA Championship Wrestling. She, however, met her mentor Serena Deeb in October 2010 and the following year, she debuted for Shimmer Women Athletes and even though she lost all the four matches, she helped her build her fanbase ahead of her journey into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Martinez reportedly signed with WWE in December 2012 and in January 2013, she debuted as ‘Bayley’ for the WWE developmental territory NXT wearing a mask. All through the year, she took part in several WWE contest but her attempts to win the WWE NXT Women’s Championship title that year proved abortive.
2014 started out quite on a bad note for the young athlete as she failed to make it to NXT Women’s Championship tournament but things turned around for her when she defeated Sasha Banks at the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and she became Charlotte’s NXT Women’s Champion. Returning on January 21, 2015, after recovering from a knee injury, Bayley participated in the NXT Women’s Championship but failed to win the title. While she was still holding on to her position as NXT Women’s Champion, Bayley competed with the likes of Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Nia Jax and Eva Marie, and she defeated them all. Unfortunately, her reign ended on April 1, 2015, at the NXT TakeOver: Dallas event where she was defeated by Japanese wrestler Asuka (Kanako Urai).
Bayley officially debuted for the WWE Raw brand on August 22, 2016, and on February 13, 2017, she won the WWE Raw Women’s Championship after defeating Charlotte Flair. She also defended her title at the 2017 Fastlane but she later lost it to Alexa Bliss. Bayley’s latest win was in the 2019 inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship which she shared with Sasha Banks.
The professional wrestler has not yet opened up about members of her family but from what we could gather, her Mexican parents, especially her father helped to build her passion for wrestling since childhood. Her mother’s name is Ann B (née Martinez), she has two older siblings named Melissa and Brenda Marie. She equally has a younger brother named Manuel.
Who is Bayley’s Boyfriend?
Bayley’s boyfriend is Aaron Solow, he is a professional wrestler best known for performing for the Independent Circuit. The two have been dating for many years and they met for the first time at a wrestling training centre in California. Currently, they are engaged to get married soon.
Solow is known for his performance at Texas-based wrestling promotions; Anarchy Championship Wrestling and Laredo Wrestling Alliance. He has also performed with WWE’s developmental division, NXT.