Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Since her arrival in NXT 7 years ago, Sasha Banks has risen through the ranks to become one of the most respected and decorated performers (male or female) of the past decade. Despite 6 separate women’s championship reigns and a featured role in many moments moments for the women’s division in WWE, in recent years talk has crept up more and more about Sasha’s disappointment in both her position and booking on the main roster. Sasha Banks as the vicious heel NXT Women’s Champion was the hottest thing going in WWE in 2015. Following her main roster call up, Sasha Banks as the underdog babyface was the most over person on Monday Night Raw in 2016 by a considerable margin. Following the uprising of the likes of Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair in 2017, Sasha Banks was vastly becoming one of the most underrated performers on the roster. And following a year of taking a backseat to just about every blonde woman hired by WWE in 2018, Sasha Banks became a highly under-utilised and frustrated talent. That brings us to 2019 where Banks has just dropped the brand new WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships to The iiconics after a title reign of about a month (a personal best for main roster Sasha Banks sadly) and has yet to appear on WWE TV in any form following her loss at WrestleMania 35. Weeks of rumours of rage and meltdowns as well as hints at a potential release or walk out by Banks has dominated wrestling news ever since her last appearance and as such her lack of TV appearances has had a major knock back on the women’s division in WWE and particularly on Raw. In spite of the knowledge that Sasha Banks quite possibly may never appear in WWE again, lets countdown 4 reasons why a currently floundering WWE product, desperately needs a resurgence of “The Boss”…

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