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WWE Champion Bayley Pitches NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Appearance

One big thing: Bayley wants in on NBA Celebrity All-Star game

WWE Women’s Champion Bayley has set her sights on a crossover appearance, pitching to participate in next year’s NBA All-Star Celebrity game.

• Bayley shared a video on Twitter showcasing her basketball skills
• She directly appealed to the NBA and WWE for inclusion in the event
• This follows The Miz’s participation in the 2023 NBA Celebrity All-Star game

Why it matters

Bayley’s pitch highlights the growing crossover appeal between professional wrestling and mainstream sports entertainment. It also demonstrates WWE’s continued efforts to expand its reach beyond traditional wrestling audiences.

By the numbers

Bayley won the WWE Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 40
• She successfully defended her title against Piper Niven at Clash at the Castle in Glasgow
• The 2023 NBA All-Star Celebrity game drew millions of viewers

The big picture

WWE superstars participating in mainstream events like the NBA Celebrity All-Star game can:

• Increase WWE’s visibility to new audiences
• Enhance the personal brands of individual wrestlers
• Create potential new storylines or partnerships between WWE and other sports organizations

What’s next

Bayley is scheduled to defend her Women’s Championship against Nia Jax at the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view event in Cleveland. This title defense comes after Nia Jax’s recent Queen of the Ring victory.

The bottom line

Bayley’s pitch for the NBA Celebrity All-Star game showcases her ambition beyond the wrestling ring and WWE’s ongoing strategy to engage with mainstream sports and entertainment.

What do you think about Bayley potentially participating in the NBA Celebrity All-Star game? Would you like to see more WWE superstars in non-wrestling events? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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