Pamela Rose MartinezD.O.B: 15 June, 1989
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Trained By: Jason Styles
Pamela Rose Martinez is a professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE and working in their developmental territory NXT under the ring name Bayley.
She is a former NXT Women’s Champion.
Before arriving in NXT, Martinez worked on the independent scene under the name Davina Rose.
She is currently dating fellow wrestler Aaron Solow
Professional Wrestling Career
Independent Circuit (2008-2012)
Pamela Martinez has been a wrestling fan since childhood, she began attending Big Time Wrestling shows when she was just eleven years old.
When she was eighteen, she attended the Big Time Wrestling training class with head trainer Jason Styles. In September 2008, she had her first match.
On the independent circuit, Martinez wrestled under the name Davina Rose. She wrestled for Big Time Wrestling from 2008-2012 and considered the promotion her home.
She began branching out to other promotions from 2011 to 2012 and began to work for NWA Championship Wrestling, based in Hollywood and Shine Wrestling.
In October, 2010, Davina Rose teamed with Serena, who would become a mentor for Rose. When she made her debut for Shimmer, in October 2011, Rose interjected herself in Serena’a feud with The Canadian Ninjas. She would however, go on to lose her debut match at Shimmer, against Mercedes Martinez.
It wouldn’t be until 2012, that she picked up her first win with Shimmer, in a tag team match when she teamed with Mia Yim to defeat Melanie Cruise and Mena Libra. She would then go on to win her first two singles matches, against Cherry Bomb and Rhia O’Reilly.
In December 2012, Martinez signed with WWE and was assigned to their developmental territory, NXT. In January, she made her NXT debut at a live event in which she wrestled under a mask.
Martinez then began using the name Bayley. Her first NXT television match was a defeat to Paige on the March 20th episode of NXT.
Bayley then transitioned her character into a more naive fangirl. She then was eliminated in the first round of the NXT Women’s Championship tournament by Alicia Fox. Bayley then had an opportunity to face AJ Lee for the WWE Divas Championship on the 21st August, but she was unsuccessful in winning the title.
On September 4th, Bayley picked up her first NXT victory, in a tag team match when she teamed with Charlotte to defeat Alicia Fox and Aksana. She was then asked to join The BFF’s, but she remained loyal to Charlotte. On November 13th, Bayley and Charlotte took on The BFF’s in a tag team match. During the match, Charlotte attacked Bayley and joined forces with The BFF’s.
On May 1, 2014, Bayley lost to Sasha Banks in the first round off the NXT Women’s Championship Tournament. Not to be deterred though, Bayley pinned NXT Women’s Champions Charlotte in a tag team match and then defeated Sasha Banks in a singles match to become the number one contender.
She would get her NXT Women’s Championship match at NXT TakeOver: Fatal-4-Way, but she failed to win the championship, she also failed to win the rematch.
In October, Bayley lost to Sasha Banks and was subsequently attacked by her friend, Becky Lynch, who joined forces with Banks. This led to Bayley forming an alliance with former rival Charlotte in order to feud with Banks and Lynch. On the November 27th episode of NXT, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch attacked Bayley, injuring her knee. She would return on the January 21, 2015, episode of NXT, when she saved Charlotte from an attack by Lynch and Banks. After making the save though, Bayley reluctantly attacked Charlotte.
At NXT TakeOver: Rival, Bayley was once again involved in an NXT Women’s Championship match, a Fatal-4-Way match, which she once again failed to win.
Feuding With Emma
In March, Bayley began feuding with Emma, after Emma criticized Bayley for being too nice. Emma claimed that it was Bayley’s niceness that had prevented her from becoming the NXT Women’s Champion. This led to a match between the two on the April 1st episode of NXT, which was won by Bayley. On April 29, Emma provided the distraction that allowed Dana Brooke to defeat Bayley. The following week, Bayley, attacked Emma after her defeat to Charlotte. This led to a match at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, where Bayley and Charlotte teamed up to defeat Emma and Dana Brooke.
On the May 27th episode of NXT, Bayley lost to Emma, after the match Emma and Dana Brooke attacked Bayley and Charlotte.
Bayley then took a short hiatus from NXT television in order to recover from a broken hand.
Upon her return, she defeated Emma and stated that she was set on winning the NXT Women’s Championship. This officially ended the feud between the two.
NXT Women’s Champion
In August, Bayley began her quest for the gold by defeating Charlotte and then Becky Lynch to become the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship. She would receive her title shot against Sasha Banks on August 22 at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Bayley defeated Banks to become the new champion, her first championship with the company. After the match Bayley celebrated with Banks, Becky Lynch and Charlotte, all of whom were heading up to the WWE main roster.
At NXT TakeOver: Respect, Bayley would make history when she defended the NXT Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks in the first ever women’s 30-minute Iron Man Match. Bayley retained her championship after defeating Banks by three falls to two.
Bayley then successfully defended her championship against Alexa Bliss and Eva Marie, before she transitioned into a feud with NXT newcomer, Nia Jax. At NXT TakeOver: London, Bayley defeated Nia Jax to retain the championship.
On March 16, NXT General Manager, William Regal announced that Asuka would challenge Bayley for the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT Takeover: Dallas. On April 1, at NXT Takeover: Dallas, Bayley lost her NXT Women’s Championship after passing out to the Asuka lock, ending her reign as champion at 223 days.
She then took a brief hiatus from in-ring competition, before returning on the May 18 episode of NXT, where she was challenged to a match by Nia Jax. She would lose the match to Jax, and be replaced by her in the NXT Women’s Championship match at NXT TakeOver: The End, due to a storyline injury.
Bayley made her return from injury on the June 22 episode og NXT, defeating Deonna Purrazzo.