Bayley is the WWE’s most upbeat Superstar but even she has a dark side, especially when it comes to ‘The Walking Dead.’ In an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife.com, Bayley talks ‘WWE 2k17,’ her dream match and whom she wants to see killed by Negan’s barbed-wire bat!
Beneath Bayley‘s cheery entrance and attitude — full of tassels, hugs and inflatable balloon people — the 27-year-old might be hiding a secret blood lust. Or, more likely, she’s hoping one particular character meets a grizzly end when The Walking Dead kicks off its new season on Oct. 23. She revealed her theory about who felt the wrath of Negan’s bat while promoting WWE’s new video game, WWE 2k17.
“I know this is kind of going to sound mean,” Bayley EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com, “but I kind of hope that it’s Eugene because for some reason…he really has been annoying me towards the end of all this. He is getting so weird and I am kind of hoping it is him! I am really hoping it is not Carl! I think it is [Eugene] but we’ll see.”
While Bayley doesn’t think Eugene has much of a future on The Walking Dead, the former NXT Women’s Champion has a bright career ahead of her, as wrestling fans see Bayley as the future of not just women’s wrestling but of sports entertainment itself.
“Who, me?” Bayley told HollywoodLife.com. “I mean it is an honor to hear that. It is also weird to me I guess especially just getting to the WWE and all of this is happening so fast!” I think the video game [WWE 2k17] is a huge step for me to really realize that I am a part of WWE and actually doing this, something I have wanted to do since I was a kid.”
“So, I hope whoever is saying that I don’t let them down!” she added. “Because that is my goal. I want to be one of the best WWE Superstars that the company has ever see — whether it is the female division or all around in history!”
Speaking of Bayley-as-a-kid, the “Hug Like A Champ” superstar is eager to take advantage of WWE 2k17’s ability to play as some of the biggest WWE superstars in history. When asked which legend she wanted to play as most, there was no question.
“Definitely Macho Man! I am going to have to be teaming with Macho Man,” Bayley said. “Or I would be Eddie Guerrero who I just loved! Maybe do myself and Macho Man versus Eddie and Sasha Banks!” While such a massive smackdown will only happen in the video game, since both Eddie and Macho have passed away, Bayley did hint as a possible living legend she’d love to face in the ring: Lita, 41. “I would love to team with or have matches with Lita,” said Bayley. “I would love to have that in real life but I will start with the video game!”
The WWE Universe can play as Bayley, Macho Man and many more Superstars in WWE 2k17, out now. Fans can also see Bayley on Raw, every Monday nights on USA at 8:00 PM ET (and anytime on the WWE Network.)
HollywoodLifers – do you agree with Bayley on who should die in The Walking Dead?