Why Sasha Banks Should Beat Asuka at 2020 WWE Survivor Series

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Why Sasha Banks Should Beat Asuka at 2020 WWE Survivor Series
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WWE Survivor Series is just around the corner and one of the matches caught my attention. The event takes place on Sunday, November 22nd with virtual fans in the WWE ThunderDome at the Amway Center in Orlando and I can’t wait to see Sasha Banks battle Asuka, with both women looking to prove who’s the best Women’s Champion in WWE today. Read on for updated odds and a betting pick.

The Year of Sasha Banks

With Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair out, WWE relied heavily on Sasha Banks to carry not just the Women’s division but the entire company. The Legit Boss delivered every week. There’s a reason why she’s also nicknamed The Standard, The Leader, The Blueprint, The Conversation.

Sasha Banks has done it all in 2020: great promos, entertaining segments, quality matches with superstars like Io Shirai and Kairi Sane and intriguing feuds with Asuka and her former best friend Bayley. She even appeared in an episode of the popular Disney+ show The Mandalorian and did an amazing job.

Banks made history when she claimed the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Hell in a Cell on October 25th. As a result, she won her first Hell in a Cell match and became a Grand Slam Champion (She’s also been Raw Women’s Champion, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion and NXT Women’s Champion). The Boss is also the first superstar to be WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, Raw Women’s Champion and SmackDown Women’s Champion in the same calendar year.

Why Sasha Banks Has to Win

Asuka is a unique talent, she also has incredible in-ring skills, as well as a great look and presence but all her main roster championship reigns have been boring (except when she was the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion with Kairi Sane). It’s not her fault, the problem is that she’s been booked as a face who only yells in Japanese, laughs and dances, she has no gimmick or character development, unlike Banks, which is a shame because she could thrive with a real role, like the one she had in NXT.

Banks won the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Hell in a Cell and she shouldn’t be pinned anytime soon while a loss won’t hurt Asuka’s credibility. Sasha Banks is the superior champion right now and WWE should confirm it by giving her the win. The only way I can see Banks losing is because Carmella or Bayley distract her and cost her the match but they should not get involved, Asuka and Banks should finally have a classic match with a clean finish.

Prediction

We’ve seen this match several times in recent months but these superstars have great chemistry and always deliver. Banks won the Raw Women’s Championship from Asuka in July and Asuka regained it at SummerSlam on August 23rd. Banks successfully defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Bayley on November 6th and she still has a lot to prove. WWE has to make sure that she keeps her momentum going.

Pick: Sasha Banks -160 at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Betting Odds

Raw Women’s Champion vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion

  • Asuka +120
  • Sasha Banks -160

WWE Champion vs. WWE Universal Champion

  • Drew McIntyre +175
  • Roman Reigns -250

WWE United States Champion vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion

  • Bobby Lashley -325
  • Sami Zayn +215

Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match

  • Team Raw -180
  • Team SmackDown +140

Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match

  • Team Raw +130
  • Team SmackDown -170

Raw Tag Team Champions vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions

  • The New Day -120
  • The Street Profits -120