Backstage news regarding the debut of Bayley’s faction at WWE Summerslam

As previously noted, Dakota Kai mentioned during WWE’s The Bump that the debut of Bayley’s faction at Summerslam 2022 was put together at the “last minute.” According to Mike Johnson of, Kai did not travel to Nashville until the night before and she was “kept under the cover of darkness from everyone backstage inside a bus.”

Bayley was expected to be in attendance at Summerslam but Johnson wrote that “prior to the new creative regime of Triple H coming into effect, there were no concrete plans for her to actually appear on the PPV.”

WWE filed a trademark for Io Shirai’s new ring name of Iyo Sky on July 31st, the day after Summerslam.

After Summerslam, Bayley quoted song lyrics from Janet Jackson…

“This is a story about control
My control
Control of what I say
Control of what I do
And this time, I’m gonna do it my way
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do
Are we ready?
I am
‘Cause it’s all about control
And I’ve got lots of it” – @JanetJackson