IYO SKY Considered Returning To Japan Before Main Roster Debut

IYO SKY makes WWE SummerSlam 2022 entrance

IYO SKY has discussed why she was considering leaving WWE to return to Japan shortly before making her main roster debut at SummerSlam.

IYO SKY made waves at SummerSlam when she joined a returning Bayley and Dakota Kai in confronting Raw Women’s Champion Binca Belair and Becky Lynch in the ring following their match.

The group, tentatively known as Damage Control, has made it their mission to eliminate what they called the staleness in the WWE women’s division.

The trio has already made quite the impression on the main roster. Dakota Kai and IYO SKY are set to compete in the finals of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships this Monday on Raw.

However, things were almost very different as IYO SKY was seriously considering leaving the company to return to Japan shortly before the group debuted.

SKY confirmed the rumours she was considering leaving were true during an appearance on After The Bell with Corey Graves. She explained how tough going through the COVID-19 pandemic was on her mental health.

“I’ve been here four years, I came here to the United States in 2018. And now to 2022, I spend time in the wild pandemic, here that was very tough for my life, because I came here by myself. I buy myself everything.

“So yeah, honestly, I don’t have family in here. That sometimes makes my mental health go down, that time is so tough and I tried to think, should I stay here more or not?”

To compound matters, IYO SKY suffered an injury which made her give even more consideration to the move.

“Also, I got injured, and I had surgery, that time is thinking about my life again. So that’s why yeah, sometimes I think, ‘Oh, if I have family here’, or you know, ‘If I have family, it will make my mentality more stable’.

“So it helped me a lot. So that’s why yeah, honestly, I tried to think that a lot of times, especially right before SummerSlam.”

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