Bayley formally welcomed Asuka into Damage CTRL last week on WWE SmackDown. The Role Model gave the Empress of Tomorrow her faction’s T-shirt only a week earlier than they go to battle in opposition to Team Bianca Belair at WWE Survivor Series 2023.
It is value mentioning that the present incarnation of Damage CTRL is kind of completely different from what Bayley originally had had in thoughts. The former SmackDown Women’s Champion beforehand advised BT Sport throughout an interview she originally wished Peyton Royce and Tegan Nox in the group.
(*30*)“Peyton Royce was somebody that I actually wished in there. Tegan Nox was somebody that I wished in there. There have been so much of those that it simply form of modified all through time, and as individuals left the corporate and issues like that, however Dakota was all the time, she’s one of the OG’s that I all the time envisioned in this group.” [H/T: Wrestling News]
Watch the clip right here:
For these unaware, Peyton Royce was one half of The IIconics in WWE. She was last seen on the March 22, 2021, episode of RAW, the place she misplaced to Asuka. This turned out to be her ultimate match as she and several other different WWE skills together with tag group companion Billie Kay have been launched from their contracts.
Did Bayley have a distinct title for Damage CTRL?
Damage CTRL, like each different faction earlier than it, went by way of quite a few pitches. The group did obtain some backlash over its title when it first debuted at SummerSlam 2022. Bayley advised Ariel Helwani she had pitched a distinct title for her faction to WWE.
(*30*)”My first authentic one, I wished it to be referred to as ‘The Now’. To me, it was that I did not care in regards to the championships I received in the previous, I do not care about what occurs subsequent, like these ladies proper right here and what we’re about to do, the current is all that issues. The Now was my first concept, however there is a present referred to as The Now or one thing like that. You know, it is simply authorized stuff.” [H/T: Wrestling News]
Watch the debut right here:
It stays to be seen if Damage CTRL might be victorious in opposition to Team Bianca Belair at WWE Survivor Series: WarGames 2023.