Bayley or Pamela Rose Martinez is a WWE superstar who has had the honor of being the only woman to hold the title of NXT Women’s Champion. She also became the first woman to headline a WWE pay-per-view event, but how old is she? And how did she get her start in wrestling? We’re going to explore how this star ended up on the road to becoming.
When she was growing up, Bayley attended Nakoma Elementary School in her hometown of Whitehall. Her favorite subject was always art, so much so that she wanted to be a professional artist when she grew up.
She continued her education at the Selinsgrove Area High School where she took part in extracurricular activities such as choir.
After graduating from high school, Bayley enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
How Bayley found her love for wrestling
She got into wrestling at 19 years old after watching it with her mum and sister; then she started training with Lance Storm, Billy Gunn and Davey Richards (the latter two were members of The Bullet Club).
Bayley would go on to be signed by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2011, debuting for NXT five months later as one half of The BFFs alongside Charlotte. Her first title win came in 2012 when she became the inaugural NXT Women’s Champion, defeating Paige to earn her stripes.
How old is Bayley from WWE?
Bayley is 32 years old. She was born on the 24th of April, 1989. When she made her NXT debut back in 2012, she was 22 years old. However, she won’t turn 33 until late 2022.
Her journey to the WWE
Bayley’s journey to the WWE was long and hard. Her first match happened in 2011 at 19 years old where she lost by submission. Bayley would get another chance in 2012, this time she would win the NXT Women’s Champion by defeating Paige.
She also won the title for a second time in 2015. Since then, she has become one of the most recognizable women in WWE.
What can you expect from her?
Bayley is a wrestler who is all about fun and excitement. She’s known for how much heart she puts into her matches and how much energy she brings with each match.
“I’m just really excited to face any challenge that’s in front of me, and I’m gonna give 110% every time.”
Bayley is single. She doesn’t have any kids or pets that we know of. She’s never been married.
Bayley is close with her family, especially her mother. In 2017, Bayley made a special appearance for Pittsburgh Pro Wrestling in honor of the late John Cena Sr., who was one of Bayley’s favorite wrestlers growing up.
Bayley’s father is also a wrestler named Kenny Martinez. She has two younger brothers who work at the same WWF affiliate as she does. Cody is 27 and Scottie is 21.
Fun fact: She loves to cook for her friends and family!
Some may say it’s not easy, but for WWE women like Bayley, they love how their grit and toughness can inspire and empower others to be strong. Men and women alike have been able to follow their dreams to become a WWE superstar, something Bayley is very proud of.
“It’s how hard you wanna fight for your dreams.”
Today, Bayley is a bonafide WWE superstar who has fans all over the world supporting her as she aims to reach new heights in her career.