“I’ll Truly Never Forget You” – Bayley Pays a Heartwarming Tribute After the Demise of Melissa Coates

Published 06/24/2021, 11:49 AM EDT
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 22: Bayley celebrates during to the WWE Live Duesseldorf event at ISS Dome on February 22, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Former WWE SmackDown Women’s champion Bayley hasn’t had the best couple of months. She wasn’t able to defeat her rival, Bianca Belair, at Hell in a Cell for the title as well. But being the role model, she will bounce back from it. However, do you know who her role model is?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Bayley recently took to Twitter to express her appreciation for her friend, Melissa Coates. Apparently, she wrestled Melissa in her very first match.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The picture attached shows Bayley in a submission hold by Melissa and another wrestler. She genuinely sounds honored to have shared the ring with Melissa. More than a co-worker, Melissa was a friend, if not a sister, to her. We all are deeply saddened by Melissa’s passing.

Watch This Story – Randy Orton, Eddie Guerrero and More: WWE Superstars Who Pulled Off Impressive Move Reversals!

Bayley is Britt Baker’s role model

Now, you know who Bayley idolizes, but who idolizes Bayley? The answer is All Elite Wrestling’s Women’s champion, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. She was a recent panelist at the “Steel City Comic Con” and revealed that Bayley along with Sasha Banks were her role models. She said,

“Oh, speaking of the devil [Baker referring to a previous comment about her hugging Izzy at the Double Or Nothing media scrum], probably Bayley or Sasha [Banks]. It’d have to be one of them because those are two of my role models that I watched when I was first training to be a wrestler, so that’s something — but I mean that’s five years ago so that’s when I was training, they were main-eventing NXT TakeOver so that was when the tides were turning, they kind of paved the wave for my generation of wrestling even though they’re still my generation, they came before me.” (H/t PostWrestling for transcriptions)

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

“Those Are My Two Role Models” – AEW Sensation Britt Baker Wants to Face Bayley and Sasha Banks

about 1 month ago

Bayley has certainly done more than enough to secure her position as the role model in WWE. She, along with other female wrestlers, have taken the women’s division where it deservedly is today. We are absolutely sure that only better things are in store for the next generation of female wrestlers.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Give us your thoughts in the comments down below!

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Aditya Pran Mahanta

274 articles

Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT