Bayley is the new number one contender for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship after beating Nia Jax in a match on this week’s episode of Raw in Tampa, FL.
For those that missed our Raw results, Bayley picked up the win after Sasha Banks came out and the distraction allowed her to hit a Bayley-to-back suplex on Jax. She’ll now challenge Charlotte Flair for the title at Royal Rumble.
Vince McMahon is high up on Bayley and one observer even believes he sees “AJ Lee-like” potential in her. The current idea is to push Bayley as the underdog with a big heart, similar to how Daniel Bryan was pushed ahead of his big night at Wrestlemania XXX a few years ago.
A report attributed to Dave Meltzer on his Wrestling Observer Radio claimed Bayley could continue to challenge for the title until Wrestlemania 33 with a similar payoff as Daniel Bryan. As always, plans are subject to change.
The point to take away is that Vince is high up on Bayley and intent on pushing her in a big way.