Bayley On Her New Heel Character Being ‘Much Needed’, Finally Cutting Her Ponytail
Bayley says she knew what she needed to take her character to the next level, but actually going through with it was still a little bit of a shock.
Bayley spoke with the Detroit News ahead of this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown taping at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The current SmackDown Women’s Champion talked about her new look and attitude, saying she finally cut her trademark side ponytail the day she won the title in Las Vegas but it was something she knew she needed to do for herself.
“I knew what I wanted to do and I knew what I needed to do. But the actual snip of the ponytail, I was a little in shock. My hair was the longest I’ve ever had it, and I’ve had that freakin’ ponytail for seven years. The last time my hair was this short, I was 10 years old.”
“Character-wise and personally, mostly personally, it was much needed. I really go off my emotions or what I’m passionate about at the time,” Bayley said, “and there came a point where I was like, ‘I don’t even know what I’m fighting for anymore.’ That’s when it hit me, and I was like, something needs to change. And that was it.”
Bayley said she hopes the next chapter in her WWE career goes well and if it doesn’t work out as well as she hoped, she will “find a way to make it work.”