It doesn’t get any more personal than this. Bayley defends the SmackDown Women’s Championship against her former best friend Sasha Banks inside Hell in a Cell. The event takes place on Sunday, October 25th with virtual fans in the WWE ThunderDome at the Amway Center in Orlando.
Banks Deserves a Big Push
With Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair out, WWE relied heavily on Bayley and Sasha Banks to carry not just the Women’s division but the entire company. Banks, in particular, delivered every week.
Nicknamed The Boss, The Standard, The Leader, The Blueprint, The Conversation, Sasha Banks did it all in the WWE Performance Center Era. Great promos, entertaining segments, quality matches with superstars like Io Shirai and Kairi Sane and an intriguing feud with Asuka proved that she deserved the spotlight.
Bayley and Banks Carry WWE
Many WWE storylines have been disappointing this year but Bayley and Banks have incredible chemistry and they play off each other very well.
“The Golden Role Models” were two of WWE’s best and most entertaining heels. These two superstars had been on all three brands at one point and they were the best thing going in WWE since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the company to have shows with no fans in attendance. They even won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships for the second time, giving them the prestige they deserved.
Bayley and Banks had classic championship matches against Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart at NXT and against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross and The The The IIconics at Backlash. Banks and Bayley also beat The Kabuki Warriors, Asuka
Bayley vs. Banks
WWE has been teasing the Bayley vs. Sasha Banks feud for over a year, not just in recent months. The plan was for them to have a match at SummerSlam, as long as fans could have been in attendance, which obviously didn’t happen.
Her former best friend Bayley indirectly made Sasha Banks lose at WrestleMania 36, cost her a spot at Money in the Bank (both times against Lacey Evans). Then, at SummerSlam, each of them defended their respective Women’s Championships against Asuka but, while Sasha Banks sacrificed her body to save Bayley, who eventually won, Bayley didn’t return to favor and Banks lost the Raw Women’s Championship.
Bayley eventually turned on Banks and this was her reasoning: “Sasha, I know that you’re watching. Do you think I’m some sort of idiot? Do you think I’m so naive that after all these years, I didn’t know what you were thinking all along? After all, we’ve been through, who knows you better than me? Nobody!”
She then went through their history and said that Sasha Banks pretended to be her best friend but all along was using her. She said she knew this because she was using Banks. Bayley said she used her every step of the way, and that thanks to that, she became Bayley Dos Straps, the first Women’s Grand Slam winner, and the longest-reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion. Bayley said that now Sasha is completely useless to her.
Sasha eventually responded and she challenged Bayley to a SmackDown Women’s Championship match inside Hell in a Cell. I can’t wait for this match, this has to be the main event and it will steal the show!
This will be Sasha Banks’ third Hell in a Cell match (she lost the previous two against Charlotte and Becky Lynch). Sasha Banks should win on Sunday. Bayley has had her belt for over a year and Banks has already lost two Hell in a Cell
WWE Universal Championship Hell in a Cell I Quit Match
- Roman Reigns -2500
- Jey Uso +800
WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match
- Drew McIntyre -135
- Randy Orton +100
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Hell in a Cell Match
- Bayley +150
- Sasha Banks -200