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WWE Royal Rumble: Bayley ready to fight against trolls who mock her new look before revealing dream to show up in NXT UK

WWE Superstar Bayley is ready to defend her Smackdown Women’s title, her new look and her whole career against rivals and internet trolls at the Royal Rumble on Sunday.

The 30-year-old - real name Pamela Rose Martinez - turned heel in September, hacked off her trademark long locks a month later and grabbed the championship for the second time in her career.

This weekend she defends her title against Lacey Evans and the rise in social media means she is facing attacks from all angles.

Bayley told SunSport: “I have always taken a lot of flak, fans are always mean to me, what else is new. But who cares?

“I don’t take anything too personally, so that’s good. A lot of people have said they don’t like my haircut and they want me to get a manager.

“They have been making fun of my hair too but it doesn’t get to me, these guys can make fun of me all they want.

“But I don’t like it when they overstep their boundaries, because I was never that sort of fan.

“If you bump into me at the gym or in a restaurant and you want to say hi, then it’s OK, just don’t follow me.”

I don’t like it when they overstep their boundaries, because I was never that sort of fan. If you bump into me and you want to say hi, then it’s OK, just don’t follow me

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The UK fans that do support Bayley could soon be in for a massive treat thanks to Moustache Mountain stars Trent Seven and Tyler Bate.

The NXT UK stars looked after Bayley's fiancee and Indie wrestler Aaron Solow when he recently toured the Mountain’s home and the future Mrs Solow wants to repay them in a huge way.

Bayley said: “I am a huge fan of Moustache Mountain, they took care of my fiance when he visited the UK for a few months.

“I appreciate and love them for taking care of Aaron like that.

“When I watch the UK scene, because their style is so different to ours, I always see new things that I would love to try or make my own and learn from.

“I would love to get over there and have some matches in the NXT UK.”

Bayley was a huge fan of WWE growing up and still sometimes has to remind herself that she is treading the same path her childhood heroes and heroines walked.

It was very rarely easy and she still has tender moments when she wishes she could go back and tell her tiny former-self that everything would turn out so well in the fairytale end.

She said: “I have moments when I wonder if this is the same WWE that I watched as a kid, because I am at the top of it right now.

“You have dreams of it as a kid and it is crazy to think of the 10 and 13 year old me and I try not to disappoint her.

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“But then there is the 25, 27 and 30-year-old me and I have to tell her ‘dude, snap out of it. This is your career and life and you are doing great.’

“If I could get a message to that 10-year-old version of me it would be ‘you’re not crazy and it’s going to be OK.”

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WWE star Bayley's new entrance after her shock heel turn left fans in tears
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