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Injured WWE Star Channels Inner Michael Jordan on the Road to Recovery

Published 05/13/2022, 11:46 AM EDT

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The name Michael Jordan can be called a synonym for basketball. Whenever someone talks about basketball for the first time, the name Michael Jordan pops up first in the mind. He arguably has this much bigger influence over the game. The basketball fans often try to mimic the shots of Jordan while playing or just practicing. 

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Recently, WWE superstar Bayley was spotted playing basketball. She posted the video on her Twitter account and tagged fellow WWE star, Angelo Dawkins. The tweet said, “Goodnight @AngeloDawkins.”


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The Role Model is trying to show her inner Michael Jordan, as after scoring a perfect basket, we can see her laughing in her iconic style. It seems she had got a challenge from The Street Profits team member Angelo Dawkins to hit a basket as she has tagged him in the tweet.


The WWE Grand Slam winner is out of action in July 2021 as she broke her ACL during training at the performance center. She was said to be out of action for nine months, which has ended in April 2022. Despite that, WWE has given no hints about her return to the roster.

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Bayley is definitely getting herself healed to the fuller limits. She is aiming to take full control of the women’s department once she returns.

Bayley once compared Sasha Banks with Michael Jordan?

A couple of years back, when Bayley was the dominant WWE superstar on SmackDown, she had an interview with Sports Illustrated. She was discussing the ongoing Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance, and how it has similarities to wrestling. Bayley also compared Sasha Banks with Michael Jordan and herself to Kobe Bryant

Bayley said, “Honestly, I don’t know, it’s hard to say that. I always say that Sasha is the greatest of all-time, and I truly believe that, even though I am the champion right now and a Grand Slam women’s champion and I’ve won Money in the Bank.”


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She added, “I’ve done a lot of things, but I wouldn’t be able to do all of that without her and learning from her mindset. So if she wants to be Jordan, that’s OK. I was always a Kobe fan, so maybe I can be Kobe and she can be Jordan.”

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Bayley is the biggest fan of basketball and watches NBA matches closely. She even compared her and Sasha Banks’ run together to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. 

Do you miss Bayley on WWE? When do you think she will return? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar