• Big SummerSlam 2022 Moment Was Originally Turned Down By Vince McMahon Earlier This Year
Bayley returned from injury at SummerSlam 2022 and brought former NXT wrestler Dakota Kai and former NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai with her, to confront RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair.
WWE has changed Io Shirai’s name to IYO SKY.
Bayley noted on Twitter that the name of her stable is “CONTROL”.
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) July 31, 2022
According to Fightful Select, this stable idea was pitched before Dakota’s WWE release April 2022, but Vince McMahon turned it down:
“If it wasn’t obvious, this new stable is a product of the new WWE regime.
We’ve heard that the stable was actually pitched quite a while ago — before Dakota’s release — and Vince McMahon rejected it.
There were other versions pitched that included Raquel and Kay Lee Ray before they got called up and repackaged, respectively.”
WATCH: Stephanie McMahon Shakes Her Knockers:
• Old School WWF Tag Team Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Tag Team Veteran D-Von Dudley (Real name: Devon Hughes) celebrates his 50th birthday today.
In early 1996, D-Von joined his (kayfabe) half-brother Bubba Ray Dudley, with whom he formed a Tag Team, that eventually surpassed the Dudley Boyz faction and ultimately became one of the most famous Tag Teams in professional wrestling history.
In 1999, they jumped ship to the World Wrestling Federation and stayed until 2005, when they joined Total Nonstop Action! (now known as iMPACT Wrestling).
The Dudley Boyz won pretty much all major World Tag Team Championships that are out there including the titles of the World Wrestling Federation, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling (on WWF TV during the invasion storyline), the National Wrestling Alliance (in TNA), Total Nonstop Action! and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY D-VON!