When Bayley made her shock return from injury at WWE SummerSlam fans had unbelievably high hopes for the beloved star. Although the former NXT Champion had played a heel in more recent times, she remains an incredibly popular figure with fans who appreciate not only her performances, but role in building women’s wrestling in WWE to what it is today.
Upon returning to action, Bayley recruited Dakota Kai and IYO SKY to form the only real all-female faction in WWE, Damage CTRL.
While Bayley has challenged for the Raw Women’s Title and Kai and SKY have held the Women’s Tag Team Titles, some have begun to question the future of the group.
Freddie Prinze Jr. Critical Of Bayley’s Presentation
Speaking on his Wrestling with Freddie podcast, former WWE writer, Freddie Prinze Jr. gave his opinion of the group and Bayley in particular. Prinze Jr. stated he thinks WWE could be “done” with Bayley as all she seems to do is lose any match of consequence.
“I guess WWE’s done with Bayley,” Prinze says. “She lost to Candice LeRae, she’s losing to everybody. The entire Damage CTRL situation is a tag team championship on two girls that I don’t know if they’re going to get over.”
“Whenever I see something not working,” he continued, “I just want to kill it. Blow it up. It’s wrestling, that’s been wrestling’s ‘M.O’ from the dawn of time. I don’t know what they’re trying to do with this.”
Reflecting on a recent match on SmackDown between Dakota Kai & IYO SKY and Shotzi & Raquel Rodriguez, he stated that he only really saw a singles future for Shotzi.
“I honestly think the only woman out of those four (Raquel Rodriguez, SKY, Kai, and Shotzi) that’s going to get over singles-wise is Shotzi,” Prinze declared. “I don’t know what you’re going to do with the rest of those girls.”
IYO SKY and Dakota Kai lost the Women’s Tag Team Titles to Alexa Bliss and Asuka on the most recent episode of Raw. It has been announced that the two teams will square off again at Crown Jewel. Meanwhile, Bayley will challenge Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair in a Last Woman Standing Match at the same event.
H/t to Wrestling Inc