Childhood & Early Life
Bayley was born as Pamela Rose Martinez on June 15, 1989, in the Bay Area suburb of Newark, California. Her father is a Mexican-American while her mother is an Anglo-American, and she has two elder sisters and one younger brother.
Pamela was raised in the City of San José, California, where she attended Independence High School. A tomboy since the very beginning, she played several games, including volleyball and basketball, also participating in track and cross-country races. At the age of ten, she developed an interest in wrestling as well.
As a child, she liked watching WWE shows. But her mother would not allow her to, mainly because at that time they used to have “bra-and-panties” matches or pillow fights. She began watching WWE shows regularly only after her parents divorced, very soon becoming a fan of wrestlers such as Ivory and Lita.
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In April 2008, eighteen-year-old Pamela Rose Martinez began attending Big Time Wrestling's training classes at Fremont, where her head trainer was Jason Styles. In September, she appeared in her first match, taking up Davina Rose as her ring name.
While she continued her training at Big Time Wrestling till 2012, from 2011, she began branching out as well. In October 2011, she made her debut for Shimmer Women Athletes. Later, she also wrestled for other promotions, such as NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, Pro Wrestling Destination, and Shine Wrestling.
On March 18, 2012, she registered her first win, defeating Melanie Cruise and Mena Libra in SHIMMER Women Athletes Volume 48, which took place in Berwyn, Illinois. In December, she signed her contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
In January 2013, she made her debut on the WWE NXT’s developmental territory program under the ring name of Bayley. On March 20, she made her WWE NXT television debut, in which she lost to Paige.
She got her first win on WWE on September 4, 2013, when she teamed up with Charlotte against Alicia Fox and Aksana. However, she failed to register any further win until January 2014, when she defeated Summer Rae in single action and Sasha Banks and Rea in tag team event.
In August 2014, she defeated Sasha Banks twice to become the number 1 contender to the NXT Women's Championship. But she was unable to capture the championship, losing to Charlotte at NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way, which was held on September 11.
On August 22, 2015, Bayley won her first NXT Women's Championship when she defeated Sasha Banks at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn. On October 7, she again defeated Banks in the first ever women's 30-minute Iron Man match in WWE history.
At Battleground, held on July 24, 2016, Bayley made her WWE main roster and pay-per-view debut. In this one-off appearance as Sasha Banks’ mystery tag team partner, she defeated Charlotte and Dana Brooke. Thereafter, she continued to appear in different matches, winning some, losing in others.
On February 13, 2017, she won the WWE Raw Women's Championship by defeating Flair in the main event, retaining her title until April 30, when she lost to Bliss at the Payback. Thereafter, she continued to participate in various championships, being defeated in most of them.
In 2017, she also developed a personal enmity with Sasha Banks, as a result of which they began to verbally attack each other openly, continuing to do so till mid-2018. Thereafter, they were told to attend a councilor meeting, which resulted in the formation of ‘The Boss 'n' Hug Connection’ in July 2018.
On February 17, 2019, Bayley and Banks won the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Championship at the Elimination Chamber, successfully defending their tag team title at Fastlane. But on March 25, 2019, they lost the title in a Fatal 4-Way match at WrestleMania.
In April 2019, during a Superstar Shake Up, Bayley was drafted into SmackDown Women's Championship.
On May 19, 2019, Bayley won the women's Money in the Bank ladder match, which granted her a woman’s championship match of her choice. She used her contract to win the SmackDown Women's Championship that very night, thus becoming the first WWE Women's Grand Slam winner in WWE history.