Backstage news about WWE’s new faction


One of the big stories to emerge from Saturday’s WWE SummerSlam was the new faction of IYO Sky (Io Shirai), Bayley and Dakota Kai as all three stars returned after the opening match in which Bianca Belair successfully won the Raw Women’s Title took over. Becky Lynch.

Fightful Select reports that this faction was formed well before the release of Dakota in April. Vince McMahon, who was still in charge of creative, rejected the idea.

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Other pitched versions of the faction included Raquel Rodriguez and Kay Lee Ray. When McMahon rejected the idea, Raquel was called up to the main roster and put on SmackDown, Kay Lee was renamed Alba Fyre and remained in NXT.