WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley has said that she turned to Daniel Bryan to help her with her 2019 heel turn.
Bayley, who retained her championship at WrestleMania 36, turned heel in the summer of 2019, after spending her entire WWE tenure as a lovable babyface.
Speaking to Sporting News, the former hugger revealed it was Daniel Bryan who helped her heel turn, after the Yes! Man turned heel in 2018, after years as a babyface. She said:
“I went out of my way to also ask Daniel Bryan when we were on tour one time because he also had gone from being the lovable guy and the guy that everybody was cheering for to the guy that turned his back on everybody. I wanted to get his take on what was difficult for him, and he helps me out a lot just as far as where to step up my aggressiveness and everything.”
In addition to being a two-time SmackDown Women's Champion, Bayley has also held both the RAW, and NXT Women's titles, as well as the WWE Women's Tag Championships, the only woman to ever do so.