In recent weeks, former Friday Night Smackdown champion Bayley has embarked on a feud with former NXT athlete Bianca Belair, with Montez Ford's wife also taking part in a singular show in the latest episode of Smackdown, where she managed to make an obstacle course taking the massive Otis on her shoulders, before being beaten up by Bayley, who sneakily hit her from behind.
The former absolute champion of the blue show, after ending her long feud with friend-enemy Sasha Banks, now seems to have also shifted her attention from Belair, with the latest episode of Talking Smack that saw Bayley take it out on the presenter of the show, Kayla Braxton, whom Bayley wanted to invite to the Royal Rumble match that will air in exactly one week.
Bayley has been confirmed as a 2021 Royal Rumble participant
To the microphones of the WWE secondary broadcast, in fact, an unstoppable Bayley wanted to attack her current opponent Bianca Belair, but hitting Kayla Braxton, with the WWE interviewer who was in fact heard: "Hey Kayla, do you want to enter the Royal Rumble match? Because there is only one week left from tomorrow.
So, do you want to join the match? I would gladly accept you in the match. As a Smackdown Role Model - and as a Smackdown Captain, I welcome you to the Royal Rumble match! I'll rip that stupid microphone that you stuck to your ear and that connects with you.
I will throw you from the top rope, just like I will with Bianca Belair, exactly what happens to every single woman who enters that ring with me at the Royal Rumble." Despite herself, Kayla Braxton found herself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, against one of the most successful and convincing WWE athletes of recent years, with Bayley absolutely convinced that she will also win this year's royal brawl, bypassing all the other 29 contenders in the match.
The 2021 WWE Women’s Royal Rumble match will be the fourth in WWE history to involve female Superstars. The previous three matches were won by Asuka (2018), Becky Lynch (2019), and Charlotte Flair (2020). Seven women from RAW have been confirmed as 2021 participants: Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Peyton Royce, Alexa Bliss, and Shayna Baszler.
On SmackDown, the following five entrants have also been announced: Bianca Belair, Bayley, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, and Tamina. Bayley looked at the camera after her interview segment and said she was “not kidding” about Braxton entering the Royal Rumble.