Back at WWE Battleground, NXT darling Bayley surprised fans by revealing herself as the mystery partner for Sasha Banks. Despite fan reactions, Bayley confirmed that it was just a one-time thing, and she wouldn’t be on the main roster anytime soon.
Bayley lost to Asuka in her quest to get back the NXT Women’s Championship at TakeOver: Brooklyn II on Saturday. Bayley herself told Chris Jericho that she was ready to move on from the brand where people fell in love with her, and the emotional end to the match felt like her final bow in NXT. That was confirmed when she showed up on WWE Raw Monday night. After Raw General Manager Mick Foley told Charlotte that there are aspects of his job that bring him utter joy, he announced that he and Stephanie McMahon signed the hottest free agent of the new era. The former NXT Women’s Champ wasn’t afraid to jump right in and throw down a challenge to current WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte: