Sasha Banks and Bayley are headed for another incredible rivalry in WWE, but when will their first match take place?
After Shayna Baszler used Sasha Banks’ arm to choke out Bayley at WWE Payback and win the Women’s Tag Titles for herself and Nia Jax, it was only a matter of time before Sasha and Bayley finally began their feud.
After months of teases and of fans wondering if it would ever happen, WWE delivered the turn in unforgettable fashion on the following episode of SmackDown. Already injured, Sasha’s knees were torn to shreds by an irate Bayley, who even jumped off the top rope to jab a steel chair in the Boss’ neck.
Fans are wondering when Sasha and Bayley will have their first match, because it seems like anyone’s guess. There’s no doubt that Bayley and Banks would put on a main event of WrestleMania-quality story and match, and if there’s a way for that to happen sensibly, fans would be patient.
But it’s not easy. Bayley has been SmackDown Women’s Champion for 328 days and counting, making her the longest-reigning champion in the brand’s history. She can’t hold that title through WrestleMania 37. Well, she can, but it might not go over well in this era of wrestling ,especially since she’s a heel. She could drop the title and win it back. Or she could drop the title and win the Raw Women’s Title to set up the feud later. There are ways around it.
There will be women’s Hell in a Cell match on Nov. 1
Sportskeeda senior journalist Tom Colohue had an interesting discussion with Korey Gunz on the Dropkick DiSKussions podcast, where he referencing an earlier report stating that there will be one big men’s match and big women’s Hell in a Cell match at WWE Hell in a Cell 2020. Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton is expected to be the men’s Hell in a Cell match, but the women’s match is wide open.
Perhaps it could be Naomi vs. Bayley or even Mandy Rose vs. Bayley. But if WWE wants the biggest possible headliner, then the could go with Sasha Banks vs. Bayley.
Most WWE fans can understand that Sasha vs. Bayley won’t just be a one-off match. It’ll be a feud that has more than one match, and for that to happen, Bayley would most likely win the first match. WWE have waited a while for this turn, but they have capitalized on it wonderfully and can build even more babyface momentum for Sasha by having her lose to a woman who has dominated the entire division for just about a year.
There’s also an interesting parallel here. In 2016, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair main evented the first women’s Hell in a Cell match. The match was good, but it focused around Sasha selling an injury due to a pre-match attack from Charlotte. Fans were disappointed with Sasha losing in Boston, so that overshadowed the match in some ways. And then last year, Sasha also lost at Hell in a Cell in the best match of the entire year of 2020 with top star Becky Lynch.
Sasha Banks could be written off TV at WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 instead
So Sasha has quite the growing legacy at Hell in a Cell Pay Per Views, even if they are all defeats, and it would be something for Bayley to beat her in that match. Sasha was already hurt on SmackDown and could very well be written off TV until the Royal Rumble. Though since that’s unlikely, WWE could have Sasha return at less than 100 percent for a feud at Hell in a Cell and use that attack to explain Sasha losing to Bayley. She fought while she wasn’t at her best, and that’s why Bayley could win.
If Sasha isn’t written off television from that beatdown on SmackDown, perhaps that could happen with a brutal attack at Hell in a Cell, too. I mean, the tools and the structure are right there for an even more heinous attack from Bayley, WWE’s top heel right now. Then, the second Sasha vs. Bayley match – and Sasha’s vengeful title triumph – could take place at WrestleMania 37.
But that’s all my fantasy booking and ideas. It’s looking like Sasha Banks vs. Bayley at WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 on Nov. 1 is a real possibility, and we should keep an eye out just in case the Boss hasn’t been written off Friday nights yet.