Bayley's return was among the most unexpected of the year, as unfortunately, due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the knee, the former SmackDown Women's Champion was out of the WWE rings for just over a year. However, her return was not the only one in SummerSlam '22: in fact, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY also "debuted" alongside her in the Main Roster, thus forming a stable which was subsequently named Damage CTRL.
Vince Russo has dropped a bombshell by revealing that he was a consultant for USA Network on WWE RAW for nearly two years.
Vince Russo on the Damage CTRL
Vince Russo spoke on this stable to the microphones of Legion of RAW, who critically declared that he did not see credibility in this team due to too many single defeats: "It's the respectable mentality of the 70s, it's the tag team champions, it's okay if they lose single matches.
We can get around it as much as you want but this is it, Chris [Featherstone, ed]. Having a Street Fight match where you can have an ending that can give you a creative ending is not the same as beating an opponent with the classic pin.
There are so many different ways to do this. Yet I have said it for three weeks in a row: why did Bayley choose two girls who, in single matches, will lose most of the time? This is the third consecutive week that I have lost and that I said that, they are losing a lot of credibility." Damage CTRL participated, among other things, in the tournament for the reassignment of the women's couple titles, losing in the final to Raquel Gonzalez and Aliyah, only to win the couple's titles after less than two weeks of reign of the latter.
In addition Bayley, in the latest episode of RAW, challenged Bianca Belair for the RAW Women's Title at Extreme Rules in a Ladder Match. Will the Damage CTRL leader be able to remove the RAW Women's Title from Bianca Belair's hands? We will only find out at Extreme Rules, which will take place on October 8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He mentioned he was paid handsomely for his services during the two-year stint, which ended in March earlier this year after the most recent WrestleMania. "I've been keeping a little secret for the last two+ years. I want to come clean.
Well, bro, I'm going to break the news to you on this show. I have not said this publicly before. From March, pre-Mania, bro, it was right before Mania in 2020, up until this past Mania in 2022. So basically, bro, for two years, I was consulting for the USA Network," revealed Vince Russo.
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