Sasha Banks and Bayley are undoubtedly linked together for their body of work that helped build WWE’s women’s evolution. However, while Bayley has a tremendous amount of love and respect for Sasha Banks, she is worried that in the eyes of the public, her relationship with Sasha is what her legacy will be.
Speaking candidly on the most recent episode of WWE Chronicle, Bayley would pull back the curtain on her desire to finish a chapter of her career via her rivalry with Sasha Banks and move forward as her own woman.
“Since the moment we stepped into the ring together, it was like we found each other and I’ve never felt like that with anybody in the ring ever,” said Bayley. “You hear a couple say, ‘love at first sight.’ It was like that’s what it was and inside of the wrestling ring, it was like my wrestling soul was found. She grew up the same way as me, just loving wrestling, and I couldn’t believe there’s another girl who loved wrestling as much as me because I used to get made fun of all the time for it. We leaned on each other and for a long time, I needed her. When I finally got on the road, she was there holding my hand, guiding me, helping me book my cars, helping me book my hotel, showing me all the discount codes, all that stuff. These days, I don’t want anyone’s help. I don’t need anyone to hold my hand anymore. As much as I love her for it and as much as I’m grateful for it, it is really time for me to prove that I can do this by myself.
“I don’t want to look back at my career and be like, ‘Bayley needed Sasha Banks,’ or ‘Bayley would have been nothing without Sasha Banks,’ [or] ‘Bayley’s never had a good match without Sasha.’ I just don’t want that hanging over my head forever. So it really is like evolving, getting my wings, and finally, just being like, ‘I love you, but I don’t need you anymore. Thank you very much. It’s time to move on.’”
At WWE Hell in a Cell, the latest chapter of this story was written when Sasha Banks defeated Bayley to become the third Grand Slam Champion in WWE women’s history while also competing in the third women’s Hell in a Cell match in WWE history.
Bayley Fears Her Legacy Is Too Reliant On Relationship To Sasha Banks