Bayley was called up to the main WWE roster from NXT at last July’s Battleground pay-per-view. She was a standout down in NXT, having one of the best matches of 2015 against Sasha Banks at NXT TakeOver: Respect.
While appearing as a guest on Steve Austin’s podcast, “The Huggable One” said that while she felt that she could do anything in NXT, she’s still figuring out WWE fans a year later.
“With NXT I felt I can do anything. I knew exactly what they wanted and how they were going to react to me and my opponent, no matter who it was. I knew what they can do to get a reaction and what I can do to get sympathy or anything. But with this crowd I’m still kind of figuring them out with WWE.
“I think it has a lot to do with, I don’t know, in this day and age the crowds are… it’s so different than back then and they all want to cheer for the wrong person or they’re on their Twitter. That can mess with your head too, just reading tweets and people telling you this and you start to believe it. And you’re like ‘wait…’
“I’ve had to stay off Twitter before for a while because that can definitely mess with your head. I’ve seen it happen to people and I hear people talk about it. It shouldn’t matter because we’re doing our job and what we’re told to do and what we love.”
She added that while she’s in “a weird spot” right now, she’s “still figuring it out.”
“But I’m still kind of figuring them out. I feel right now I’m kind of in a weird spot with my career. So when I first came I felt like “Alright, I’m still from NXT.” I felt like I knew exactly what I was doing. But now I’m just… you know how we were talking a couple of months ago and you were helping me out with matches and stuff and how I need to go about certain things, I’m still figuring it out. I’m at a weird spot right now.”