Damage CTRL Ambushes Dakota Kai Behind the Scenes at WWE SmackDown on February 23rd

WWE's internal strife sets the stage for WrestleMania.

by Noman Rasool
Damage CTRL Ambushes Dakota Kai Behind the Scenes at WWE SmackDown on February 23rd
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In an unexpected turn of events that has sent shockwaves through the WWE Universe, the powerful and epic alliance—that very team bound together in strength and solidarity—Damage CTRL has dissolved from within by internal dissention and bruised egos.

The whole dramatic fall down was initiated by none other than Damage CTRL's own founder, Bayley, after winning the Women's Royal Rumble 2024. Yet, in doing so, she sets off a firestorm of controversy within the ranks of IYO Sky, formerly considered her most devout loyalists, or so her judgmental side commentary stated.

The seeds of discord were cast when it was understood that loyalty to Bayley by IYO Sky was starting to dwindle, influenced by newer members Asuka and Kairi Sane. Bayley, much to her teammates' chagrin, would understand what the Japanese taunts thrown their way meant—dramatically breaking her supposed best friendship with IYO Sky.

That is if she has her way and gets her belt back while teaming with old foe IYO Sky, only fueling this blazing feud. Amidst all this chaos was Dakota Kai—a cornerstone player on the Damage CTRL team. Of course, that only became more acute with the supposed back-up she had for Bayley in the lead-up to last night's SmackDown, solidified by the locker room attack she received from her fellow front members.

Although, visibily shaken, Kai herself stayed resolute after Bayley came to her rescue, telling about her ordeal and declaring his UNDYING support to the leader of the merry bunch of the faction heading into the 40 matchups of WrestleMania.

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An internal feud has all but split the Damage CTRL faction down the middle, putting the stage in place for a climactic showdown at WrestleMania 40. With sides clearly drawn and relationships strained, Dakota Kai's alliance with Bayley against IYO Sky, Asuka, and Kairi Sane will bring another exciting chapter to WWE history.

Spectators and home television audiences are all poised for what would most probably be a classic match as these estranged allies gear up to face each other.

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