So ... Bayley retained at the Royal Rumble.
All the "drug addicted dad" + "angry daughter" + overdone salutes from Lacey ruined this feud for me. I liked Lacey better as a heel. Bayley tries to play after Lacey`s storyline, but the feud never started to fly.
The match yesterday was mediocre, maybe even the worst match of the night. On the other hand, maybe Sasha should be involved an setup a match with Lacey. So this match was just a workaround, maybe.
It is good to see, that Bayley is still alive, because ending her reign like this would have been meh.
Too bad,this match between her and Carmella would be a filler because on her interview, if she turns heel,she need something that resemble to Austin when he abuse his friend,late Brian Pillman, so Carmella was her bff and make Bayley hurt her and probably Carmella ask why she chooses to be with evil Sasha instead their friendship. Even sounds cheesy,at least Bayley can make improvise with her antics attitude.
Since Bayley changed her look & won the title back from Charlotte...
We got a month and a half of WWE telling us Bayley was irrelevant in the triple threat with Becky & Shayna
WWE reinforced that by having Bayley tap out to Shayna and then have Becky stand tall to close the PPV. Bayley was the only one that didn't get to look good.
Bayley played second fiddle in the Sasha/Lacey feud until they awkwardly had her take over after Sasha's injury
Given the least amount of time and the worst position on the card following the Women's Rumble match
In what could have a 2 month story and feud, Bayley is now facing Carmella after 1 week with no buildup at all
Will probably either be in a singles with Naomi or in a Chamber with no buildup. If in the chamber, will probably face Naomi at WM.
WWE is going to present Charlotte/Rhea and Becky/Shayna as big matches. At this point if they did have Bayley/Sasha at WM, they would probably give them a 7 or 8 minute match after Orton /Edge 6 hours into the show where the crowd is exhausted. Then a bunch of ignorant people would say they put on a boring match even though they were setup to fail.
I also wouldn't be surprised if after a lengthy title reign they have Ronda return later in the year and beat Bayley in a minute for the title. Going back to the draft, maybe Ronda was the one person FOX actually was adamant about being on SD. Just seems like something they would do.