If it appears as if Sasha Banks has been acting more heel-ish lately, there’s a reason for that. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio on Sunday night that the plan is for Sasha Banks to turn heel “fairly soon.”
Earlier this week, Sasha Banks may have indicated that she wants to jump from RAW to SmackDown Live when she posted a cryptic tweet. A fan tweeted a GIF of her holding the RAW Women’s Title with a caption that said, “soon Lil Boss Jr will come home.” Sasha responded with the following tweet:
Sasha Banks once again proved that she is a legit boss tonight on Raw … by becoming a 3-time WWE RAW Women’s Champion and celebrating with her opponent’s famous father.
Banks faced off with Charlotte in a Falls Count Anywhere match and proceeded to get revenge for her Hell in a Cell loss by making the champion tap out in her hometown.
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair came out to afterward to raise Banks’ arm in victory following the defeat of his daughter — which isn’t too surprising considering their on-screen split earlier this year.
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Watch Sasha’s victory in Flair country below:
Hell in a Cell is known for it’s death-defying moments … but Ric Flair claims that two big spots were pulled from the first women’s HIAC match this weekend due to WWE officials fearing the outcome.
He continued saying, “If the original plan had been, there were two things and I don’t want to say what they were, but you can only imagine. One of them involved a moonsault.”
Flair recently hinted that Charlotte wanted to do a moonsault off the top of the cell — so it’s hard not to speculate that he’s talking about that.
Did the women’s match meet your expectations for Hell in a Cell? What are your thoughts on women closing a PPV of that nature? Let us know in the comment below.
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New WWE RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte tweeted Sasha Banks after their epic Hell In A Cell match, saying she respects Sasha and her hustle:
As seen at WWE Hell In A Cell last night, Sasha Banks lost the WWE RAW Women’s Championship in her hometown of Boston, MA to Charlotte Flair in the main event of the show. It was the first time that a women’s match has headlined a WWE pay-per-view.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that the original finish – much like the original finish at SummerSlam in August – was for Sasha to go over, however Vince McMahon had it changed. Although the reason for the change is not known, the decision was made to go with a Charlotte vs. Bayley program sooner than originally planned.
As noted, RAW General Manager Mick Foley edited his Facebook announcement on Charlotte vs. RAW Women’s Champion Sasha Banks being the main event of the October 30th Hell In a Cell pay-per-view, now saying the match will be “a main event” and that he doesn’t know what the official main event will be yet. Foley elaborated in the comments section of the Facebook post, seen here:
“The match order for #HIAC Will probably not be finalized until hours before the actual show, so each member of the WWE Universe can decide for themselves what their main event is. Regardless of where the women’s match is placed on the card, both Sasha and Charlotte should absolutely feel like they are the main event – as should Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins. It’s a competitive business, and that competitive spirit should bring out the best in everyone on October 30th.”