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An Emotional Bayley Makes a Heartfelt Gesture for Her Deceased High School Friend, Who Changed Her Life Forever 17 Years Ago: ‘Just Sharing Cause I Love Her’

Published 05/21/2023, 9:27 AM EDT

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Ever wondered how pro-wrestlers manage to get back up after taking brutal hits on their bodies? It’s because they practice it often times to live through the pain and entertain the crowds. And while they are certainly stronger than most individuals, at the end of the day, they are humans too. They feel pain just like any other human being and, at times, they are not scared to display their vulnerable side to the world.

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WWE superstar Bayley recently let her fans to take a peek into her personal life, as she shared a heartfelt tribute to celebrate the birthday of a deceased friend who left a deep impact on her life.

What did Bayley do to celebrate her friend?


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The WWE Grand Slam winner took to Instagram to share a series of stories about her friend who passed away in 2006. Bayley introduced her as Meggie, one of her best friends in high school, and said the latter died at the young age of 17. “It changed my life forever,” the 33-year-old wrote.

She also informed that every year on Meggie’s birthday, the former WWE Raw Women’s Champion releases a balloon into the sky as part of a tribute, no matter where she’s at. “Just sharing cause I love her!!”


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Bayley wrote, further adding, “She wanted to be famous so I’m still trying to help her out.”

Bayley, who is currently working in WWE as part of the Damage CTRL stable, had shared in 2016 that Meggie had taught her about genuine friendship without realizing she had done it.


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She said the world missed out on knowing Meggie Le and, despite being a private person, she wanted to let people know about her friend. “And know that her smile, and her friendship had the biggest impact on who I am today. Now the world knows you Meggie….just like it should’ve been. I love you and miss you. “Remember me always”,” Bayley wrote in 2016. Seven years later, she still makes sure the world knows about her friend.

On the other hand, Bayley’s fans won’t be happy after the 33-year-old received unfavorable news that could hamper her chances of winning the Women’s Tag Team Championship.

Bayley to have a new tag team partner for Women’s Tag Team Championships

The Damage Ctrl has been in a slump of late, with visible tensions between the teammates. Things dipped further as it was reported that Dakota Kai, one of the three members of the stable, sustained an injury during a match on RAW. In the same match, Liv Morgan also suffered a health scare, forcing her and Rachel Rodriguez to vacate their Tag Team Championships.


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Meanwhile, Kai’s injury has dealt a blow to Bayley, as she was her regular tag team partner. In her absence, the 33-year-old will pair up with Iyo Sky and take on the three other teams- Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey, Chelsea Green, and Sonya Deville, and Rodriguez and a partner of her choice- for the Women’s Tag Team Championships match, which will take place on the episode of RAW after WWE Night of Champions on May 27.

It remains to be seen how the new tag team performs as hunting in pairs requires a lot of trust among peers.


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Were you aware of Bayley’s friend? What do you make of Bayley’s gesture for her late friend? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Written by:

Sudipto Maity


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Sudipto is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a PG degree in Mass Communication. Being an experienced journalist, Sudipto has interviewed WWE Superstars Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus and hopes to add some more names to that list.
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Sherjeel Malik