Bayley had a touching tribute to the late WWE Tough Enough winner Sara Lee during her Extreme Rules match.
It was a history-making night at Extreme Rules on Saturday, October 8th as Bayley challenged Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship in the first-ever women’s one-on-one Ladder Match on the WWE main roster. Belair won even though Bayley had some help from her Damage CTRL allies Dakota Kai & IYO SKY.
During the match, Bayley also paid tribute with some blue tape on her right wrist in honor of Sara (Lee) Weston.
Sadly, 2015 WWE Tough Enough winner Sara Lee passed away at the age of 30 years old last Thursday. Sara was a mother of three young children and she was married to former WWE wrestler Wesley Blake (real name Cory Weston). Her mother shared the news on Facebook:
“It is with heavy hearts we wanted to share that our Sara Weston has gone to be with Jesus. We are all in shock and arrangements are not complete. We ask that you respectfully let our family mourn. We all need prayers especially Cory and her children.”
Bayley posted a tweet sharing this photo of the blue wrist tape on her right wrist.
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) October 9, 2022
WWE also posted this tribute to Sara Lee on their website.
“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Sara Lee.
Born and raised in Hope Township, Michigan, Lee excelled in powerlifting before eventually joining the sixth season of WWE’s “Tough Enough.” Lee went on to win the fan vote for “Tough Enough” and serve as an inspiration to many in the sports-entertainment world.
WWE offers its heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans.”
Following Sara’s death, many people in the wrestling business and fans all over the world donated to a memorable fund that was set up by former NXT superstar Bull Dempsey (James) to support Sara’s family. The money raised will go to Cory and the couple’s three children.
The memorial fund for Sara Lee is currently over $100,000 US with some of the top notable donations coming from AEW’s Tony Khan, Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre, Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Becky Lynch, Titus O’Neil, Elias, Madcap Moss, Johnny & Candice Gargano and many others.