• “You need to change. What you’re wearing is unacceptable” – SmackDown Wrestler Recalls Writers’ Remarks During WWE Tryout
Former SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley was the guest on this week’s New Day: Feel The Power podcast.
She recalled her WWE tryout during the conversation, where she revealed that she tried to present herself like a “Diva”, but was told to change her clothes because they weren’t acceptable.
Here’s what Bayley said:
“So, my tryout was in LA – they had a warehouse out there. It was a three-day tryout, so I hadn’t even seen FCW; I hadn’t been there. I’ve only seen it in pictures or short videos. On my first day, I just remember seeing that all the walls were black and it was a little grungy. I liked it. There were three rings, and I was in so much awe.
There were so many people because it was kind of small. We’re passing all these people and I was already intimidated. I would say the main thing I realized throughout the years was to be comfortable in your skin and just realizing I didn’t have to be this big old diva or model, which was what I was really scared of.
[The writers] said, ‘Wear something presentable’ and I bought this dress that I thought was going to get me noticed. They made me go change because I was showing way too much cleavage. I was not me at all. I just thought that’s what they wanted.
I remember them pulling me aside and they’re like, ‘You need to change. What you’re wearing is unacceptable.’ I’m like, ‘What do you guys want from me?!’ I was so unsure of where I was going to fit and how it was going to happen. I was pretty sure I was going to get fired.
In that first month too, AJ [Lee] and Dolph [Ziggler] were on one of our shows. She pulled me aside and gave me this long talk about being myself, meeting the company halfway, and somewhere in the middle you’re going to find who you are and how it’s going to work. So, that’s when I had the whole epiphany of letting me just be me, figure out the best that I can, and wrestle. That was kind of how the transition went.
It took a long while for me to feel comfortable with being there and not trying to put on a show. Now when I look back, I just wish that I was me from the beginning, because it took a long time. I don’t know. I would just say it’s been a long trial and error of me just being – just be yourself and you’re going to be okay. If you’re not, at least you had fun being you instead of being under pressure and feeling weird this whole time.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 28, 1998) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was pre-taped at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Capital Carnage 1998’ PPV.
This episode was hosted by Michael Cole & Jim Cornette.
Here’s the card:
– Taka Michinoku vs. The Blue Blazer
– Steve Regal vs. Dick Togo
– The Hardy Boyz vs. Reno Riggins & Steve Dunn