WWE: 3 reasons why Sasha Banks should not be at Extreme Rules

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Fans are surely excited to see Sasha Banks back in a WWE ring whenever possible, but WWE Extreme Rules should not be the moment we see The Boss return.

Sasha Banks has been the subject of a lot of chatter recently. Her absence from WWE programming has been discussed to high heaven and, for her part, the Legit Boss seems happy to fan the flames.

One thing that has caught the attention of fans recently is a comment made by Nikki Cross during her ongoing feud with Bayley, alongside Alexa Bliss. This feud, which has mostly been about who has more friends, has now devolved into whether or not Bayley has any friends willing to stand up for her. This has naturally led to speculation that we could be about to see the return of Sasha Banks.

It’s been a long time now since we’ve heard Michael Cole’s brutalistic war cry of “It’s Boss time!” I have to say, we’ve all missed it. We’re all very ready to hear it again as, without Michael Cole, how would we know when Sasha Banks was on our screens? Banks hasn’t been seen since WrestleMania. There she would lose the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships, which have a very long name, to The IIconics.

From there, news would fluctuate, with talk of a potential release, complaints at her particular location on the card and disappointment in the brevity of her championship reign. Since then, Banks has been what can be best described as cryptic; giving very little away about her intentions or even current whereabouts.

Meanwhile, Bayley has continued on as if nothing is wrong. A move to SmackDown Live presented a new panel of opponents. After successive losses to Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch threatened to derail her initial momentum, Bayley would come out of WWE Money in the Bank the 2019 women’s Money In The Bank winner and SmackDown Women’s champion. Not a bad day at the office.

While there is understandable excitement at some of the potential matches that Bayley could now have on SmackDown Live, what we have instead is a repeat of the Alexa Bliss feud from two years ago. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as Bayley was badly in need of some exercise for that demon. Her loss of the Raw Women’s Championship to Bliss, and the kendo stick on a pole match in particular, was a burial and a half that Bayley has still not fully recovered from.

Bayley is doing well without Sasha Banks. This Sunday at WWE Extreme Rules, Bayley faces her biggest challenge yet as champion when she faces both Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross at the same time. This is assuming that Alexa Bliss recovers from her current illness in time to attend the match. Nikki Cross is still a threat on her own though. Sounds like Bayley could use a best friend to even the odds, right?

Sounds like Sasha Banks is coming back to save her friend, right? Maybe.

There are a lot of possibilities. Sasha Banks could simply fail to be there. Banks could arrive at the last minute, saving Bayley from a two on one beat down and heading into a tag team match at SummerSlam. Banks could also arrive, attack Bayley, and push herself into the number one contendership spot for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

I want it to be the first option. I do not want to see Sasha Banks appear at WWE Extreme Rules.

I’ve written up three reasons why. Who knows, by the end of this, you might even agree with me.