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A lot of what went into forming the secure of Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai at SummerSlam final weekend reportedly did not happen till shortly earlier than the pay-per-view occasion.
In accordance with PWInsider.com’s Mike Johnson, the shift that occurred when Vince McMahon retired and Triple H changed him as head of WWE inventive performed a large function in setting the stage for the trio to indicate up at SummerSlam.
Bayley missed over a yr with a torn ACL earlier than resurfacing final weekend, and Johnson famous that whereas there was loads of expectation that she would seem at SummerSlam, the plan hadn’t solidified till Triple H took over.
Johnson added that WWE did not file a trademark for the Iyo Sky identify till the day after SummerSlam, which is not one thing WWE sometimes does.
Sky wrestled underneath the identify Io Shirai in Japan and NXT, however WWE has made it a precedence currently to vary names utilized by expertise exterior WWE once they make it to the principle roster.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t WrestlingInc’s Matthew Wilkinson) reported final month that Sky’s WWE contract was about to run out and the expectation was that she would go away WWE and return to her native Japan.
Whereas it hasn’t been confirmed, it stands to motive that Triple H performed a task in preserving Sky since he was largely answerable for signing her and pushing her to championship standing in NXT.
Kai was maybe an excellent larger SummerSlam shock than Sky since she was launched by WWE in April.
Per Johnson, Kai’s deal to return to WWE got here collectively “rapidly however on the final minute,” and she or he did not journey to Nashville, Tennessee, for SummerSlam till the evening earlier than.
Like Sky, Kai was seemingly a Triple H favourite in NXT, which means he was seemingly the driving pressure behind bringing her again into the fold.
On the Uncooked after SummerSlam, Bayley, Sky and Kai made a press release by attacking the already injured Becky Lynch after which seemingly getting into right into a feud with Uncooked ladies’s champion Bianca Belair, Asuka and Alexa Bliss.
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