Michael Cole
Is The
Perfect WWE WrestleMania 39 Opponent For Bayley
While Bayley is known for battling her fellow “NXT” Horsewomen over the years, one of her long-standing enemies is WWE commentator Michael Cole. Since 2020, Bayley has picked on Cole for things she heard him say from the announcer’s desk, and on a recent episode of “The Bump,” she challenged him to a match at WrestleMania.
With WrestleMania 39’s “SmackDown” Women’s Championship match already set, and having been defeated in a feud with “Raw” Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Bayley likely won’t be involved with those titles. There might not be an open dance card for Bayley in the women’s division — but there might be if Cole steps back into the ring.
Michael Cole is no stranger to over-the-top gimmick matches, having taken part in both a strap match and a “Kiss My Foot” match in 2011, and he's even technically undefeated. Adding Bayley vs. Cole to WrestleMania 39 would conclude a long-term storyline, give Bayley a spot on the card, and help normalize intergender wrestling.