A current WWE Superstar has discussed the original line-up for the faction they are now in that was first pitched several years ago.
At SummerSlam 2022 Bayley made her first appearance on WWE television after spending over a year on the shelf due to injury. But The Role Model did not come alone. She was accompanied by Dakota Kai – who was re-debuting for the company after being released – and IYO SKY – formerly known as Io Shirai in NXT.
The three women came to be known as Damage CTRL and they have been embroiled in a feud with Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka ever since they burst onto the Raw roster.
Speaking on the Getting Over podcast, Dakota Kai revealed that plans for Damage CTRL had been in the works for several years and originally had a very different line-up:
“When [Bayley] first mentioned it to me a couple of years…it was myself, Candice LeRae, and Tegan [Nox]. Those were the ones that were from the start. And obviously, things that happened from then until now, everything changes.”
Dakota Kai also mentioned a more recent version of the group would have seen SKY as well as Alba Fyre and Raquel Rodriguez as part of the group, but those plans were obviously abandoned.