2.) Asuka vs. Bayley (w/Sasha Banks) [Grudge Match]
On last week’s WWE Raw, Bayley attacked Kairi Sane in the backstage area. This attack baited Asuka into running to the rescue of her tag team partner and thereby getting counted out in her championship match against Sasha Banks. This attack distracted Asuka long enough for Sasha Banks to become the new Raw Women’s Champion.
On this week’s WWE Raw, Asuka will be seeking retribution for Bayley’s actions. Before she purportedly challenges Sasha Banks for a championship rematch at WWE SummerSlam 2020, she will defeat Sasha’s best friend, Bayley, in a grudge match. This would also give her the momentum she needs to defeat Banks at the biggest event of the summer.
To protect Bayley as SmackDown Women’s Champion, this match will probably end inconclusively after Banks interferes. If it ends in disqualification, Asuka would win regardless since she would get attacked by Banks and ambushed by both Bayley and Banks thereafter. Henceforth, her retribution would be delayed until the upcoming PPV.
Due to Sasha Banks’ history with Raw Women’s Championship defenses, it is improbable that Banks will retain the championship against Asuka at SummerSlam, especially since she is a SmackDown superstar. This storyline is evidently set up for Asuka to win the championship back and move on to new challengers post-SummerSlam.