As generally expected given the importance of the event, there were several surprises during the Summerslam (click here for the full report).
During the meeting between the Mysterios and Judgment Day, Edge appeared as a surprise, costing the win for the team he created and then dropping it. Edge entered the ring with the och and music of the Brood times, the stable he’d been a part of since the late ’90s.
Other unexpected appearances included those of Drew McIntyre, who ran a tongue-in-cheek promo at the night’s main event, and those of Riddle and Seth Rollins. The match between the two had been called off, but there was still a confrontation and Rollins got the upper hand, KOing Riddle with his stomp.
The triple surprise for women
However, there is no doubt that the biggest surprise came at the end of the opening game when Bianca Belair defeated Becky Lynch to retain the Raw women’s title.
At the end of the meeting, Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Io Shirai actually made a surprise appearance. The three attempted to physically confront Bianca, who was accompanied by Lynch. The segment ended without a physical attack, but with obvious future consequences.
According to PWInsider, to mark this landing on the main roster, Io Shirai will change his name and become Iyo Sky.
According to Fightful Select, Bayley trained at the WWE Performance Center for weeks in preparation for her return to the ring. His absence lasted about a year due to a torn ligament in his knee.
Even more surprising are the appearances of Shirai and Dakota Kay.
According to Fightful Select, Io’s contract was about to expire and there were no creative plans for her at NXT. Shirai, in turn, has been far from the ring since WrestleMania 38 weekend, when she fought in a fatal four-way match with Mandy Rose, Cora Jade and Kay Lee Ray (now known as Alba Fyre) at NXT Stand And. Deliver wrestled (and injured himself). . The rumors spoke of his possible return to Japan, but now it is clear that his future, on the contrary, is on the main list of WWE.
A very similar speech for Dakota Kai, on the fringes of the Federation and then fired in April, and now the protagonist of a comeback instead. Fightful Select also reported that Kai was a name many believed Triple H would immediately attempt to return to WWE, which promptly came true.