|Bayley & Rocky Maivia|
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Perhaps a bold headline, but let me explain. When Bayley was on the NXT roster she was beloved by fans. She was a big fish in a small pond. I actually saw this analogy after I had the idea for this post (I swear). After hearing the reaction to Bayley's interview about being injured for SummerSlam, it's clear the crowd isn't into the hugger like they once were.
In my 1-2-3 cents, Bayley isn't likely to become a megastar like the Rock did. But I definitely believe a gimmick change will help her. She's talented in the ring and played the role of the girl next store, sweetheart, very well. But it doesn't seem to work in 2017. Or at least on the grand stage of WWE.
This blog is just scratching the surface. I wish I had the time and energy to go into more details about my thoughts, but you guys get it. WWE Creative needs to do a better job in helping the talent get over when they arrive on the main roster. Likewise, the talent needs to know how to react to the crowds. I enjoy Bayley's wrestling, but her overall character needs something new. Maybe showing Sasha who's Boss is the next step in the evolution of this Superstar.