Bayley on Other WWE NXT Talents to Watch, How Important NXT Has Been, Favorite Entrance Themes

Dec 11, 2015 - by Marc Middleton

– WWE NXT Women’s Champion Bayley recently spoke with Kerrang.com to promote the current UK tour. The full interview can be read at this link. Below are highlights:

Which are your favourite all time entrance tunes?

“Do I have to go in order? No? Steve Blackman, I don’t know why, I just thought it was so cool the way it started out. It doesn’t even have any lyrics, but I just loved it. This is embarrassing because he’s right there (motioning to Michael Hayes, ex-manager of The Hardy Boyz], but The Hardy Boyz. I was just a huge Hardy Boyz fan – and that didn’t have any lyrics, either – but just the guitar in it and everything, it’s just… ahh, it felt so cool. The Rock’s, because right when it’s like, ‘If you smell…’ you just get out of your seat! [Stone Cold Steve] Austin’s, Glass Shatters. I guess it’s how it always starts out, and it’s always unexpected. You don’t know when he’s gonna come out and it just hits and you’re like, ‘Ahh!’ This was never a favourite growing up, but just recently… The Undertaker. I started to really appreciate him. I was like, ‘Man, this song!’ It’s like watching a movie – watching him come down the ramp and watching him get into the ring. Everything he does goes with the entrance song, and he’s had it forever.”

So, WWE NXT Women’s Champion… that’s some achievement! How important has NXT been for you?

“It’s really important. Like, even when I first started to where it is now, it’s kind of like a whole different place. If you look at the roster now and WWE, its kind of everybody who’s come from NXT and there’s such huge stars, and it has a lot to do with where they come from and how we’ve been coached and trained and the Performance Center and everything we have there. It’s all the tools we need to have everyone succeed up here, and it’s obvious that NXT works.”

As you said earlier, we’re seeing a lot of superstars breaking into the main WWE roster – Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Paige, Seth Rollins etc… – who are your top picks from the current NXT roster to make the jump next? Who should people going to this UK tour keep an eye on?

“Man, there’s so many. For the women, there’s a few that haven’t debuted on TV or anything that have just gotten there, just training, so I’ll think we’ll save that until they get to make their TV debut. I’m a fan of Carmella, and Alexa Bliss, even with this new character she’s developed and everything. The new side of her has really taken her to a different level and it’s really cool to see. I think she’ll be really good. Then you have Peyton Royce and Billy Kay, who I’ve known from before this, and I just know how much they love it and what they’re willing to do to be the best. I think they’re gonna be amazing. As for the guys? It’s really hard, because NXT is stacked with so many greats, so many great performers, like Finn Bálor. And right now I love Jason Jordan and Chad Gable – oh gosh, I’ve loved them since before, and now they’re just getting on a roll and being amazing. The new [NXT Tag Team] Champions, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder… Man, there’s so many, it’s so hard to think right now.”

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