Video: Dakota Kai turns against Bayley on Smackdown

Mar 2, 2024 - by James Walsh

During the last night’s edition of WWE Smackdown, Bayley and Dakota Kai took on Asuka and Kairi Sane in a tag team match. The match was hyped up as Dakota’s return to the ring from injury.

Bayley was being double teamed and when she went for a tag, Dakota betrayed Bayley by jumping off the apron. The match was thrown out and Damage CTRL continued to attacked Bayley. Women’s champion Iyo Sky took a shot at Bayley and celebrated with the rest of Damage CTRL.

7 Responses

  1. Joseph says:

    Dakota Kai turned on Bayley. Didn’t see that one coming. I mean, I did see it coming. But I figured it would take place at WrestleMania where Dakota Kai would turn on Bayley costing her the title.

  2. art123guy says:

    @Joseph–Yeah, that woulda made more sense. Now, if Bayley does beat Iyo at Wrestlemania, it’ll make Damage CTRL look super weak as Bayley will have essentially beaten/outsmarted a team of four.

  3. Luke says:

    @Joseph & art123guy
    But there was something off about this turn, it just didn’t feel right. I’m thinking she could be Bayley’s Trojan Dakota.
    Damn, I’m actually enjoying this angle, who woulda thunk it…

  4. Gau says:

    Can’t wait for super Bayley to destroy & bury the evil foreigners faction & wave the American flag over their unconscious bodies. 🥱

  5. What? says:

    @Luke: You may just be right. I actually did assume the betrayal would be coming when the match was announced, but I think part of it is I’ve been conditioned by a lot of other shows I watch to always be thinking “what’s the twist? What’s the twist in the twist? How will this little thing end up playing a huge role 3,5,10 episodes from now?” WWE booking, let’s be honest, often just isn’t that sophisticated, so it’s refreshing to not be sure if it’s the straightforward thing it appears to be or if it’s leading to something else.

  6. Luke says:

    That’s the thing, their booking (if you can still call it that) hasn’t been this good since… Hell, the days when it was still actual booking. I guess Vince really was hurting the product on the creative side.

  7. What? says:

    @Luke: Yeah, I don’t think “sophisticated” is a word I would use to describe Vince’s booking style, or Vince himself for that matter. 🙂 The Bayley-Dakota thing also parallels what AEW half-heartedly tried to tease with Sting & Flair a couple weeks ago, but I chalk that up more to “nothing new under the sun” than it being a rip-off, especially since for the first time in a long time I actually believe they’re planning things out in advance as opposed to making it up week to week.

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