By winning the SmackDown Women's Title, Bayley became WWE's first ever female Triple Crown Champion.
You don't need us to tell you that there are a lot of championships in WWE right now. Some might argue that there are too many. In WWE's defense, it does have more brands and more Superstars than at any other time in its history. There can't simply be one or two titles for each division anymore.
The constant addition of new titles and changes to others could well mean that terms such as Grand Slam Champion and Triple Crown Champion might be a thing of the past. A Triple Crown Champion is someone who has been a World. Tag, and secondary champion. A Grand Slam Champion is someone who has won four different singles titles and a Tag Team Championship.
What we didn't realize until it was pointed out by WWE UK this week is that WWE's female Superstars can now become Triple Crown Champions. Since the definition includes winning a Tag Team Title, that wasn't possible before. Not only is it possible, but at Money In The Bank, WWE's very first female Triple Crown Champion was crowned. By becoming SmackDown Women's Champion, Bayley completed her hat trick.
Bayley became the Raw Women's Champion more than two years ago, and held the Women's Tag Titles earlier this year alongside Sasha Banks. If we had clocked that women becoming Triple Crown Champions was possible earlier, our money would have been on Banks. That might well have been the case too had The Boss not fallen out with WWE over having to lose the Tag Team Titles to The Iiconics at WrestleMania 35.
The future currently looks bright for Bayley, and it deserves to be. We're still in a state of shock that her career has managed to go on such a downward trajectory since her time in NXT. At Full Sail, she was the most popular wrestler on the roster, male, female, or tag team. It has taken a while for that star power to be realized on the main roster. A long run with the SmackDown Women's Title could be the making of Bayley in 2019.