SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (c)
We go right to the ring and out first comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks to a pop. Banks poses on the apron with the title as pyro explodes. Cole sends us to a video package on recent happenings between Banks and Bayley. Kayla Braxton is backstage with Bayley now, asking about the video package she just watched. Bayley goes on and says the video left out the biggest part of Banks’ career – that she always loses her titles. Bayley says she hopes Banks enjoyed her 13 day title reign because tonight she will take back what is hers, and their rivalry will end the same way it started – with Banks crippled in the ring by her own failure. Bayley laughs and heads to the ring.
The music hits and Banks watches from the ring as Bayley marches out. She stops on the stage and the pyro goes off. We get formal ring introductions from Greg Hamilton. The bell rings and they lock up, tangling and going to the corner. The referee counts to force them both to break. They trade some aggressive strikes. Banks with a big arm drag after coming off the top. Banks ends up going for an early pin attempt but Bayley immediately kicks out. More back and forth on their feet. Bayley takes Banks down for a 1 count. They tangle some more and Bayley avoids the Bank Statement, getting to the bottom rope. Bayley retreats to the floor for a breather as Banks taunts her from the ring. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and they’re going at it. Bayley with a baseball slide but Banks comes back in. Banks runs the ropes and ends up dropping Bayley face-first into the apron by pulling her leg out. Banks with a kick to the face. Banks with running knees in the corner, launching herself in from the apron, for a 2 count. Banks runs the apron now, sending Bayley back into the steel ring post. Banks charges on the ring apron but Bayley sends her flying high in the air, and back down face-first into the apron.
Bayley brings Banks back in for a close 2 count. Bayley dominates now as fans boo her. Bayley stomps in the corner and catapults her into the bottom rope. Banks kicks out at 2 and shows some frustration now. Bayley grounds Banks with a submission now. Banks tries to capitalize after a counter. She drops Bayley in the corner and hits the running double knees for a close 2 count. Bayley counters once again and clotheslines Banks in the corner for another pin attempt. Bayley takes Banks to the top but Banks fights back. Banks with a top rope Meteora. They both land hard and the referee checks on them while they’re laid out. More back and forth now. Banks ends up hitting a big crossbody to the floor and they both hit the barrier, and are laid out as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Bayley is down in the corner while Banks is sitting up on the second rope. Bayley buys herself some time and avoids Banks. She looks for a superplex attempt but they both end up on the floor now. Bayley launches Banks face-first into the announce table. Bayley goes to the top for the big flying elbow but Banks runs back in and takes Bayley down from the top. Banks with a big knee to the face and more offense. Bayley is hanging off the apron now, half of her body leaning towards the floor. Banks runs and leaps off the steel ring steps, dropping an elbow over Bayley’s neck that’s hanging off the apron. Banks brings it back in and hits the big Frogsplash but Bayley kicks out at 2. Banks can’t believe it.
More back and forth now. Bayley avoids the Bank Statement and Banks avoids the Bayley-to-Belly. Bayley ends up fighting the submission off again, kicking Banks back into the barrier. Banks goes down at ringside against the barrier. Bayley brings Banks back in the ring but stops and slides a kendo stick in. The referee immediately grabs it and throws it out. The referee is distracted by giving the kendo stick to the timekeeper. Bayley tries to capitalize by bringing a steel chair in but Banks cuts her off and sends the chair out. Bayley still gets the upperhand and hits the Bayley-to-Belly suplex for a close 2 count.
Banks is still laid out but Bayley drags her over and goes to the top. Bayley nails the flying elbow drop but Banks kicks out once again as fans cheer the champion on. Bayley is frustrated. They tangle and Banks has the Backstabber fought off again. Banks runs into a boot in the corner. They tangle and a running knee drops Banks. Bayley with a back suplex for another close 2 count. Bayley shows more frustration and has words for the referee as fans boo her.
Bayley goes right into Banks’ own Bank Statement on her in the middle of the ring. Banks gets the bottom rope to break it. Banks turns that into a 2 count. They get up on the apron. Bayley charges but Banks moves and Bayley hits the ring post shoulder-first and goes down. Banks kicks Bayley in the face. Banks with a Backstabber into the Bank Statement in the middle of the ring now. Bayley taps out and Banks retains.
Winner: Sasha Banks
– After the match, the music hits as Banks takes her title and stands tall, raising it in the air. We go to replays. Banks celebrates and exits with her title in the air, taunting Bayley who is still in the ring. Banks suddenly turns around on the stage and is dropped by a superkick from Carmella. Fans immediately start booing her. Carmella capitalizes while Banks is down and the boos get louder. Carmella fixes her hair and makeup, and stands tall over Banks before heading to the back.
November 7th, 2020
October 26th, 2020
Hell In a Cell for the SmackDown Women’s Title: Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (c)
We go back to the Cell and out first comes Sasha Banks to a pop. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley is out next but the Network feed cuts out as soon as she enters the Cell.
We’re back live to Banks dropkicking Bayley’s steel chair as she swings. The chair flies to the outside. The match begins and Bayley goes out to stall. Sasha brings it back in and works he rover. Sasha with a choke in the corner. Back and forth now. Banks misses a baseball slide and gets sent into the steel. Bayley brings a kendo stick from under the ring but misses. Banks avoids more kendo shots. Banks grabs the stick and throws it through the Cell wall, almost hitting Cole. Bayley rocks Banks with an elbow. Bayley grabs another kendo stick and Banks blocks it. Banks with a knee strike. She stands a table up on the floor now.
Bayley decks Banks and moves the table. Banks wedges her against the steel with the table. Bans runs up the table and nails a running double knees. Banks goes to the top and hits a Meteora for a close 2 count. Banks brings steel chairs into the ring now. Bayley dodges a swing and rolls Banks for a 2 count. Bayley sends Banks back to the floor and she lands on the table. Bayley goes on and misses another chair shot. Banks ends up driving Bayley into the steel with another double knees. More back and forth now. Banks with a running dropkick that sends Bayley into the steel steps. Banks goes under the ring for kendo sticks, putting them between the steps and the Cell. Bayley blocks a suplex onto the sticks. Banks blocks the same. Bayley with a drop toe hold into the sticks that were hanging and the steel steps.
Banks sends kendo sticks into Banks’ throat. Bayley with a 2 count. More high impact offense between two now. Banks puts Bayley’s head into a chair but Bayley drops her onto the chair. Bayley wedges the chair into the turnbuckles but Banks ends up sending her into it with a knee. Bayley ends up hitting a sunset flip Buckle Bomb into a chair. Bayley with a close 2 count. Bayley goes to the top for the big elbow drop but Banks kicks out at 2. Banks with a Lungblower and a Banks Statement. Bayley puts Banks into the apron cover and slams her head into the apron beam. Bayley with kendo stick shots now. Bayley brings out duct tape and rope. She tapes two sticks together and hangs them between the ring and the Cell. Banks ends up grabbing a fire extinguisher from under the ring and spraying it in Bayley’s face from the floor as Bayley walks over to the ropes in the ring. Bayley is blinded now. She’s trying to get out of the Cell door but it’s locked.
Bayley grabs her chair but Banks takes it. Banks unloads on Bayley and beats her down by the door with strikes, yelling at her as fans cheer her on. Banks launches Bayley into the steel wall, and again. Banks with a Meteora against the Cell and another aggressive beatdown. Banks rolls Bayley in the ring. Banks grabs a kendo stick from under the ring and brings it in. Banks unloads with tons of kendo stick shots and then tosses it away. Banks goes up top for a big Frogsplash onto the chair but Bayley gets it up in the way. Banks lands hard but it also hurts Bayley. Bayley slams Banks face-first onto the floor, then brings it back in for a close 2 count. Bayley is frustrated now as she screams out.
The Network cuts out once again but comes back to Bayley standing over Banks with a chair, waiting for her to get back up. Bayley taunts Banks as she tries to get back up. Bayley with a Bayley-to-Belly on the chair but Banks ends up turning it into the Banks Statement with the steel chair wrapped around her head. Bayley tries to hang on but she finally taps out for the submission to win the title.
Winner and New SmackDown Women’s Champion: Sasha Banks
– After the match, Banks sits up as her music hits and fans cheer her on. The referee hands her the title. Bayley is down face-first with the chair still around her. Banks raises the title in the air while putting a foot down on top of Bayley. We go to replays. Banks raises the title on the stage now as Bayley looks on from the ring. Banks takes her time with the celebration.
September 16th, 2020
The Boss is coming to a galaxy far, far away.
Sasha Banks shared the trailer for Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” in which she briefly appears as a mysterious cloaked character.
“This is the way,” Banks wrote.
This is the way! https://t.co/7krT8kAZZS
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) September 15, 2020
September 5th, 2020
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
We go back to the ring for this WWE Payback rematch as The Golden Role Models are out first – Sasha Banks with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. They pose on the ramp as the pyro goes off above them. Out next are the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. We get a sidebar backstage video of SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura in their Champions Lounge. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton in the middle of the ring.
Baszler stares Bayley down before the bell. The bell rings but the champs are talking, deciding on who will start. Bayley and Banks attack while Jax and Baszler aren’t looking, clearing the ring of the champions. Baszler and Jax end up coming back and taking the challengers off the apron, and rag-dolling them into the barrier a few times, then dropping them on the floor. We go back to a commercial break.
Back from the break and Baszler is working on Bayley’s arm. Jax tags in with a splash in the corner. Baszler with a running knee in the corner. Jax covers Bayley for 2. Jax with a shoulder breaker to Bayley for another 2 count. Jax tosses Bayley across the ring and hits a back splash while she’s down, and again. Jax grounds Bayley again as Banks looks on.
Bayley looks to turn it around but Jax continues to dominate for another 2 count. Baszler tags back in and works Bayley over on the mat. Banks finally tags in and goes at it with Jax. Jax sends her to the apron but Banks rocks her with a pair of knees, and another. Banks with double knees in from the apron and then a running knee from across the ring. Banks goes to the top and hits a Meteora for a close 2 count. Jax lifts Banks on her shoulders but Banks slides off to the apron. Baszler tags in but Banks rocks them both, sending Baszler to the floor. Jax gets sent to the apron now. Banks goes to powerbomb Jax from the apron to the floor but she hangs on. Bayley, off a tag, runs in and assists, allowing Banks to powerbomb Jax to the floor from the apron. Bayley blocks a Kirifuda Clutch from Baszler and levels her with a belly-to-back suplex. Banks tags back in and hits a running knee for another close 2 count on Baszler.
Banks talks trash to Bayley, taking her to the corner and stomping away. Banks and Bayley with quick tags now, keeping Baszler down in their corner. Baszler avoids a double team and goes for a Kirifuda Clutch on Bayley again but Banks breaks it with a Backstabber. They tangle and Banks covers for a 2 count. Bayley ends up going to the top rope and hitting the flying elbow drop to Baszler for another close 2 count in a row. The challengers can’t believe it as they show some frustration. Banks with a big sliding dropkick to Baszler’s shoulder on the apron. Banks goes for running double knees on the apron against the ring post but Baszler moves and Banks crashes hard into the post with her knees. She falls to the floor and Bayley checks on her as she screams out.
Bayley goes back to the apron as Banks slowly pulls herself into the ring. Baszler meets her at the ropes but Banks drops her neck over the top rope. Jax tries to launch herself in but Baszler sends her bad knees into the turnbuckles, then takes them out with a chop block. Banks goes back down hard. Baszler with another big attack from behind. Banks rolls Baszler for a 2 count as she works on the leg. Baszler knocks Bayley off the apron and then stomps away on Banks’ hurt leg, forcing her to scream out. Bayley runs in but Baszler grabs her for another potential double submission like Payback.
Bayley counters and hits a Bayley-to-Belly suplex to get Banks free. Banks ends up getting a 2 count on Baszler but she goes right into the Banks Statement. Jax comes over and rips Bayley off the apron, then runs in and breaks Baszler free from the Banks Statement. Baszler crawls to Jax and tags her in. Jax scoops Banks into a Stretch Muffler in the middle of the ring. Banks counters with a roll-up for 2. Jax grabs Banks and puts her on her shoulders.
Jax climbs to the second rope but Bayley comes from behind and pulls Banks down from the hold. Baszler charges but the challengers go to double team slam her. She goes down to the mat but Banks’ knee is giving her trouble. The challengers turn around to Jax flying off the top with a double crossbody, pinning Banks and Bayley at the same time to retain.
Winners: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
– After the match, the champs stand tall as Jax’s music hits. We go to replays. Medics enter the ring to check on Banks’ leg. Cole says she suffered a very serious leg injury tonight. Bayley looks on as we go back to commercial.
– Back from the break and medics and officials are still in the ring with Sasha Banks. Bayley is also there. Banks and Bayley suddenly start yelling at everyone to leave them alone. Bayley then helps Banks out. Bayley suddenly starts stomping on Banks while she’s down on the apron. Bayley pulls Banks to the floor and unloads, launching her into the barrier and then the steps. Bayley slams Banks’ hurt leg into the steel steps and then stomps away on it as the boos get louder. Bayley launches Banks into the barrier again and then brings her in the ring. Bayley stomps away and starts punching on Banks while she’s down in the corner. Bayley beats Banks around some more, taunting her and telling her she deserves all of this. Bayley drops Banks’ knee back with a DDT. Bayley brings a steel chair in the ring now. Banks tries to fight back and kicks Bayley. Bayley shuts her down and nails another running shot to the face. Bayley goes on and wraps the chair around Banks’ neck. Bayley goes to the top and leaps off, stomping on the chair to hurt Banks’ neck. The boos get louder as Bayley exits the ring and stares Banks down, clutching the title as officials check on Banks. We go back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we see what just happened between Bayley and Sasha Banks. We see Banks being stretchered out through the back, and loaded into an ambulance. The ambulance drives off.