WWE’s Damage CTRL has been awarded with Wrestling Republic’s Women’s Division Tag Team of the Year Award for 2023.
Damage CTRL is undoubtedly one of the most important and dominant women’s factions in recent memories, becoming one of the main standards in the WWE women’s division ever since the group’s introduction in SummerSlam 2022.
The group formed by Bayley, IYO SKY and Dakota Kai definitely had their best year in 2023 by winning championship gold and starring some of the most important storylines throughout the year in the WWE women’s division.
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“Damage CTRL was a cohesive unit throughout the year and made their presence known and felt,” said Wrestling Republic Opinion Writer Brandin Adams. “Despite losing the tag titles early on in the year, Damage CTRL was usually always in the forefront of top storylines in the Women’s division which included multiple rivalries with top talent such as Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair.” He also explained that “these storylines helped to culminate into an unforgettable War Games match at Survivor Series 2023.”
Wrestling Republic Podcaster Soul explained that “Damage CTRL has always been enjoyable when on the screen of WWE television. Starting the year as WWE Women tag champs to having a match against modern legend in Becky Lynch and stars of the past in Lita and Stratus.” He also pointed out that “adding a returning Kari Sane to their ranks and putting a strong showing within War Games at Survivor Series, yet would could be in store in 2024, will they continue their path of rage or will this rage implode this team from within.”
In addition, Wrestling Republic Owner Ben Allison stated that “the storylines told by Damage CTRL have been excellent, despite only holding the actual tag belts for a short time.”
What’s Next For Damage CTRL?
2024 will surely deliver more tensions and a huge inner implosion within the group, since leader Bayley has recently confronted reigning WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane for turning their backs on her.
In addition, since Bayley won the 2024 Royal Rumble match and picked IYO SKY as her WrestleMania XL opponent, this storyline will surely be settled in a heated bout at the Grandest Stage of Them All.