Sasha Banks may have become entangled in the drama surrounding the Raw Women’s Championship in recent weeks, but now she must shift her focus to an entirely different problem — one named Nia Jax.
The Boss goes one-on-one with Nia in a Royal Rumble rematch this Sunday at WWE Fastlane 2017, live on WWE Network, in a match made by Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon. Sasha told Bayley that she wants to be in the corner of Raw Women’s Champion at Fastlane, but she now needs to change her focus to getting past the woman who claims she “broke The Boss.”
Arguably the biggest threat in Raw’s highly competition Women’s division, Jax gave Sasha a drubbing at WWE Royal Rumble, decimating The Boss in less than six minutes. The 6-foot powerhouse followed up with a repeat performance the very next night on Raw, turning Banks into origami and reinjuring Sasha’s left leg in the process.
After weeks of rehab, Sasha says she is back at full health, which wasn’t the case for either of her outings against Jax in January. Yet, with so much of The Boss’ attention being paid to the ongoing rivalry between Raw Women’s Champion Bayley and Charlotte Flair, it is fair to wonder if she is mentally prepared for another slugfest with the rough-and-tumble Jax.
Has Banks become too consumed with the struggles of her best friend, Bayley, to adequately focus on her own battle line? Or can the dynamic and ever-adaptable three-time Raw Women’s Champion prove she’s able to step toe-to-toe with Jax’s freight-train force?
Prediction Sasha Banks