WWE: Why Sasha Banks Should End Asuka’s Streak


The MVP of WWE’s Women’s Division deserves to hang the first loss on the Empress of Tomorrow. Here’s why Sasha Banks should be the one to end Asuka’s undefeated streak.

Since signing with WWE in late 2012, Sasha Banks has been a fundamental part of the women’s wrestling renaissance, both in NXT, and on the Main Roster.

Over the last five years, The Boss has participated in WWE’s first ever Iron Woman Match, competed in the first ever Women’s Hell in a Cell Match, and taken part in the first women’s match to headline a WWE pay per view. Additionally, she was involved in the first women’s match to main event Monday Night Raw since 2004.

Time and time again, Sasha has proven that, when given a big stage, she can deliver. Perhaps the biggest example of this occurred at WrestleMania 32. In front of over 100,000 fans at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Banks, along with Becky Lynch and Charlotte, had what was arguably the match of the night.

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Yet, despite The Boss’s contributions to all of these historic women’s firsts, they more often than not did not end with her arm raised in victory. Charlotte was victorious at both Hell in a Cell and WrestleMania 32, and Bayley bested Sasha in the Iron Woman bout. Even more strangely, despite being a four-time women’s champ, Sasha has never successfully defended the title.

This level of high-profile jobbing is totally unwarranted for someone who has been the cornerstone of the Women’s Revolution. Sasha deserves a high-profile victory in return for her work and achievements over the last few years. And right now, even more than winning another title, defeating Asuka would be the ultimate reward.

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Beyond rewarding Sasha with a high profile win, there’s another important reason why she should defeat Asuka: to ensure the balancing of the women’s division. Currently, it could be argued there are two tiers of female competitors. The first tier is made up of the incoming Ronda Rousey, Asuka, and Charlotte. On the second tier…is everyone else.

Given that each brand has only one women’s title (which is appropriate given the female roster size), it makes sense that a majority of the women should be credible contenders. At present time, this is not the case. A series of high profile victories by the Empress of Tomorrow have made an Asuka title win and subsequent match with Rousey seem almost inevitable. By having Sasha defeat Asuka, the WWE would be sending fans a message that on any given night, any of their female talent can be victorious.

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And then there’s perhaps the single most important reason Sasha Banks should defeat Asuka–Michael Cole would be able to proclaim “IT’S BOSS TIME!” with more conviction than ever before.