Live event booking indicates WWE could be turning Bayley heel

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WWE has given life to their women's division over the past couple of months to reignite the Women's Revolution, whether it be from having the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match, to the first-ever Women's Elimination Chamber match, to Ronda Rousey making her debut.

It's a good time to be a female superstar in the WWE, as they're being given some of the most compelling storylines across the entire business. If a recent booking is anything to go by, things could be about to get a lot more interesting in the women's division, especially on Monday Night Raw.

WWE recently announced their booking for the live event at Madison Square Garden card on March 16. One of the matches for the show is John Cena and Nikki Bella vs Bayley and Elias in a mixed tag team match.

What's interesting to take from this is that John Cena and Nikki Bella will likely be the faces in this match, while Elias is clearly a heel, but as of writing, Bayley is still a babyface superstar on Raw.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio brought up this interesting booking decision, as he speculated that WWE’s direction for The Huggable One might involve a heel turn.

He said, via Still Real To Us: “WWE sent the card for Madison Square Garden and one of the matches on the Madison Square Garden card on March 16th is John Cena and Nikki Bella vs Bayley and Elias which sounds like Bayley may be going heel.

“So perhaps the Bayley [and] Sasha thing will be Bayley turning and not Sasha. Maybe, or they don’t know what they are doing and they needed — I don’t even know why. Why you would have Bayley team with Elias?”


Bayley will be teaming up with Elias this week for WWE's Mixed Match Challenge to take on Rusev and Lana of SmackDown Live. This will be the only other time which these two have teamed up. Considering the hype of the Rusev Day gimmick, you would think the Raw team would be losing this match as well.

So, the only other reason why Elias and Bayley could be pairing up for this match could be that WWE is about to turn The Huggable One heel. This would certainly be an interesting move as Bayley has stated several times she would like to work as a heel since she has never done so during her time with the company.

This, in turn, will likely mean we're getting Bayley vs Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 34, as the two have been cutting promos with one another a lot recently on Raw and on social media, arguing over who is the better superstar.

Since both superstars are in the Women's Elimination Chamber match later this month, this could be where Bayley's heel turn takes place and the seeds for this match are sewn. Hopefully, this match as well will help to get both of their careers back on the right path.

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