Friday night's "WWE SmackDown" showcased a pivotal moment in IYO SKY's wrestling journey. In her first defense of the WWE Women's Championship, SKY faced Zelina Vega, the representative of the Latino World Order. The duo delivered an exhilarating bout that witnessed several pendulum swings before SKY emerged victorious, sealing the match with her signature move, the Over The Moonsault, executed flawlessly from the top rope.
This victory wasn't just another notch on SKY's championship belt; it was a redemption of sorts. Leading up to this crucial SmackDown episode, the scorecard between SKY and Vega read 0-2, tilted heavily in Zelina Vega's favor.
In their first encounter on the June 16 edition of "SmackDown," Zelina Vega, against many odds, bested SKY. The trend continued on August 4, when Vega delivered another stinging defeat to SKY, less than 24 hours before one of the most dramatic turnarounds in recent WWE history.
SKY Dramatic SummerSlam Triumph
It was on this tumultuous night at WWE SummerSlam when SKY, playing her cards right, cashed in her Money in the Bank contract. The stage was set: a drained Bianca Belair, fresh off her monumental victory reclaiming the championship in a nail-biting triple threat match against Asuka and Charlotte Flair.
The odds seemed against SKY once more, given her 0-2 track record against Belair in one-on-one matches. But that evening, destiny had other plans. SKY toppled a weary Belair, capturing the prestigious WWE Women's Championship.
IYO SKY's recent win against Vega not only consolidated her position as the reigning Women's champion but also underscored a valuable lesson: In the world of WWE, past defeats don't define a wrestler's future. Each match is a new beginning, and for SKY, her journey has only just begun.