1.) Bayley & Sasha Banks
The two-women power trip? The Role Model and The Blue Print? Ding Dong! Hello! As indicated in Mark Justice’s article earlier this year, Bayley was the best SmackDown Women’s Champion in WWE History. She was also the best champion in 2020, and her run with Sasha Banks was one of the best parts of her title reign. Bayley and Banks conquered 2020 and saved Raw, SmackDown, and NXT during its time of drought. On top of that, they won all of the main roster women’s titles.
With the exception of the week she did not hold the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Bayley held the title for 520 days ever since the MITB PPV in May 2019. On the June 5, 2020 episode of SmackDown, Bayley and Banks dethroned Bliss Cross Applesauce to become the new Women’s Tag Team Champions. On the July 27, 2020 episode of Raw, Sasha Banks dethroned Asuka to become the new Raw Women’s Champion.
On all of these occasions and throughout their reigns, Bayley and Banks had compelling in-ring work and promo work as top heels. While the aforementioned champions were focused on elevating one division on one brand, Bayley and Banks were busy elevating two divisions on three brands. Their run together was impressive, entertaining, and was the most memorable highlight in 2020 that drew in lots of attention to the WWE. They were top box office attractions in the WWE.
However, their partnership was just as great as their rivalry that culminated in Sasha Banks’ historic coronation as the new and current SmackDown Women’s Champion. Everything came full circle from their days in NXT when Bayley went over Banks. Now, Banks finally got her redemption in what was a well-told story that deserved a WrestleMania stage but was still special inside Hell in a Cell, where Banks is renowned for delivering her best matches in her career.
In-Ring Work: 5.0/5.0 Stars (A+)
Promo Work: 5.0/5.0 Stars (A+)
Fresh Entertainment: 5.0/5.0 Stars (A+)
Division Elevation: 5.0/5.0 Stars (A+)
Box Office Attraction: 5.0/5.0 Stars (A+)