Former WWE wrestler Victoria was one of the mainstays of the women’s division from 2002 to 2009. After her departure from the company, she made her way to TNA wrestling under the ring name Tara. Bayley also asked for permission to use her move.

Victoria had a solid run in TNA as she won the Knockouts Championship on five different occasions. Following her release, she competed in various other promotions including ROH and Chikara.

While speaking with “Alyx’s World,” Victoria talked about her close connection with Bayley. She also revealed that Bayley asked for permission to use one of her moves.

“I met Bayley twice when she was a little girl, in line as an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old, saying ‘I’m gonna be a Diva,'” Victoria said. “You know how many times we hear that from fans? … They have no idea how hard it is to get in the business and how you sacrifice and are away from your family. They think it’s a piece of cake.


“She was such a big fan of mine. She actually texted me the other day. ‘Hey, do you mind if I take your spinning Sidewalk Slam?’ And I go ‘The Spider-Web? I’d be honored. I’d be so honored.’ I go ‘I told you I’m shocked that no one’s taken that move. Please take it. My gosh.’ I wouldn’t be offended if anybody took [my finishing move] the Widow’s Peak. I’m not in the business anymore. It’s an homage to me, because they watched me. But Bayley is one that is just so kind and giving.”

Bayley’s faction will face off against Bliss, Asuka, and Bianca Belair at WWE Clash At The Castle on September 3rd. We’ll have to see who will come out on top in the match.

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