Bayley On Steel Cage Match At Raw 30 Getting Changed – “We’re Going To Make The Best Of It”
Bayley has spoken up about the Steel Cage Match getting changed at WWE Raw 30 and made it clear she doesn’t want fans to get that upset about it.
One of the most highly anticipated matches at the 30th Anniversary of WWE Monday Night Raw on January 23rd was a Steel Cage match between Bayley and Becky Lynch. The rivalry between the two former Women’s Champions had been built up for two months going back to Survivor Series when Becky Lynch was on the winning team at WarGames and Bayley’s team lost.
The Steel Cage was lowered for the Bayley-Becky match, but instead of an actual match, Bayley was helped by her Damage CTRL partners Dakota Kai & IYO SKY for a 3-on-1 attack on Lynch. The Damage CTRL group locked Lynch in the cage as they beat up Becky rather easily. Sadly, nobody helped Becky get out of the difficult situation she was in until WWE Officials cut the lock and got into the cage to make Damage CTRL stop.
After the show, it was reported that WWE decided against doing the Bayley-Lynch match because the “Trial of Sami Zayn” segment that opened Raw went really long and that meant other stuff in the show had to be shortened. It also led to a lot of anger from some wrestling fans that wanted to see the Bayley-Lynch match and were mad that it was altered while other segments were kept in.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, Bayley made it clear that she was okay with what happened.
“I felt good. I honestly think it put our story in a whole different place. I think it did a lot for Damage CTRL. So I’m super happy with it.”
When asked if she was upset about it, Bayley said: “No, not at all.”
Bayley was also asked if she saw that fans were upset about what happened and explained that the women in WWE are treated very well.
“I did, which is cool. They have our backs and stuff, but I don’t want them to think that women’s wrestling is moving backward or that we’re not seen in the same light as Roman Reigns or anybody like that. We are very appreciated backstage, we’re treated super well, and we are a part of big conversations when it comes to big stories, big matches, big premium live events. We’re in conversations with that. I don’t want the fans to get the wrong idea with what happened. It was just what happened, happened. We’re going to make the best of it and they’re going to see how it made everything so much bigger and better.”
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— Sean Slate (@slate_s42) January 27, 2023