“Finally justice delivered”- Fans overwhelmed as Bayley captures the Women’s Championship for the first time in nearly 4 years by defeating Iyo Sky at WrestleMania XL

The Role Model outhit her former protege to capture the Women's title.


“Finally justice delivered”- Fans overwhelmed as Bayley captures the Women’s Championship for the first time in nearly 4 years by defeating Iyo Sky at WrestleMania XL

Bayley at WrestleMania XL [via- WWE]

Allies-turned-foes Bayley and Iyo Sky took center stage on WrestleMania Sunday. Right from the get-go, the vociferous folks at the Lincoln Financial Field were firmly after The Role Model. That infamous crowd singing of hers started echoing throughout as she basked in the adulation. However, the Women’s Champion came prepared. She kept her former mentor vigilant in her movements.

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A spot where Bayley did a suicide dive on the outside to Iyo, the veteran hurt her right knee. And an ever-so-adroit Iyo had scouted that Achilles heel. The 49ers’ buff, despite hobbling, didn’t slow down. Sky, on the other hand, kept dishing out maneuvers. She even kicked out of Bayley’s belly-to-belly slam. The Japanese was lethal in her strikes but the ex-Damage CTRL leader had done her homework.

Iyo went into utter disbelief once Bayley kicked out of the over-the-moonsault. The latter went for the rose plant, but the champ countered. And then, a top rope elbow drop followed up by the rose plant was all she needed to dethrone the Genius of the Sky. The fans couldn’t be more happier than they were at the coronation of the former Hugger. With that win, she has now become a 4-time Women’s Champion in WWE.

Her redemption arc seems complete. She just grounded the woman whom she honed while in the Damage CTRL. The 2024 Women’s Royal Rumble match winner had vengeance on her mind, and it paid off. Speaking of Iyo Sky, it was her WrestleMania singles debut, and it was so for her challenger as well. One went down, and the other rose like a phoenix. It would be interesting to see where it leads both of them in their journey moving forward.

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WWE Universe lauds Bayley for showing out big at WrestleMania XL

She did not get Paramore for her entrance at WrestleMania, but Bayley can now call her the Women’s Champion. The majority of the fans are satisfied with how things panned out. Some of the top reactions are listed below.

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Bayley [via- WWE]

A fan expressed exultation by posting a meme of Drew McIntyre. Some agreed that both Bayley and Iyo Sky stole the show by their incredible storytelling. One said that the match would’ve went to insane heights had it been 10 minutes longer.

Almost everyone was rooting for the 34-year-old and she didn’t drop the ball. It just might be the most special moment of her career. With over 72,000 screaming for her tonight, Bayley scripted history.

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