A new WWE trademark filing may have revealed the name of Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY's faction.
On August 16, WWE applied to trademark the term "Damage CTRL." The full trademark filing is available below:
IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment
Bayley, Kai & SKY have been using the word "Control" in association with their group since it debuted at SummerSlam last month. Kai also captioned a social media post on Friday night with "Taking Over. Damage Control."
Bayley, Kai & SKY's faction was formed after Paul "Triple H" Levesque took charge of WWE creative. On WWE After the Bell, Bayley explained her vision for the group.
“This is something that I’ve wanted for a while -- I would say a couple of years. And actually something that I’ve talked to [Triple H] about before. Just wanting something different for the division and using girls that I think were either underutilized or that didn’t get that opportunity or didn’t get that spotlight. And just a way to evolve myself [in] many different variations of this faction or group that I wanted," Bayley said.
“But as I got injured and got to spend more time really thinking about it, I knew that I wanted literally girls who haven’t had the opportunity for Raw or SmackDown or that haven’t been given the opportunity to feel what WrestleMania is like. Because that’s the ultimate goal of everybody. I just felt like if I looked for girls that haven’t had that yet, just the hunger is gonna be that much stronger. It’s just gonna be fresher for the fans and fresher for the locker room where they’ll get excited to work with different people. So once I thought of it like that and thought let me look at NXT, it was so easy. I knew who I wanted and I knew who could benefit from it. I knew who I can benefit from. And I knew who would give to the locker room, really."
Bayley returned at SummerSlam after having been out of action for more than a year due to a torn ACL. Kai was brought back to WWE after having been released from NXT this April, while SKY's contract had been set to expire soon prior to her main roster call-up.
Kai & SKY are currently taking part in WWE's Women's Tag Team title tournament. They're facing Alexa Bliss & Asuka in a semifinal match on this Monday's episode of Raw.