Bayley has been away from WWE action for quite a while dealing with a knee injury. Without a way to connect with the fans through television, she’s remained active on social media. Today, she used the medium to give a shout out to somebody who influenced her early career.

Shimmer Wrestling posted a photo commemorating 16 years of the women’s wrestling organization. Shimmer’s alumni list reads like a hall of fame. Bayley replied on Twitter and shouted out her Serena and Shimmer for helping her out.

“Such an important step in my career. What an honor it was to be a part of, thank you @SHIMMERwomen and @SerenaDeeb.”

Becky Lynch, Paige, Dakota Kai, The Bunny, Paige, Deonna Purrazzo and a seemingly endless list of others have passed through the hallowed doors of the promotion. Deeb served as Bayley’s mentor when they worked together there. Deeb is currently wrestling for AEW.

The company opened its doors in 2005. Dave Prazak and Allison Danger partnered on what was seen at the time as a risky endeavor. Instead, the Chicago promotion changed the way American’s viewed women’s wrestling.

Serena Deeb has been featured heavily on AEW television throughout her feud with Hikaru Shida. She has also spent time in WWE, most notably as a member of CM Punk’s Straight Edge Society. She also recently held the NWA Women’s title.

What do you think of Bayley’s shout out to Serena Deeb? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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