After Sasha Banks lost to Charlotte during the 2016 SummerSlam on August 21, everyone couldn’t figure out why. We also then realized she was removed from all listings for the next house shows over the entire next month — so what happened?
Sasha Banks’ WWE Women’s Title loss was actually decided a week ago, PWInsider is reporting. She was actually hurt and needed time off to recovery; the nature of the injury isn’t certain at this time, nor is the length of her hiatus. Of course everyone started wondering what was going on after she was taken off all listings on the WWE website for next month. She will not be returning until the event on September 23 on Moline, Illinois.
Before SummerSlam went down, Sasha chatted with WWE and actually choked up about the recent change with WWE — the Divas were now remained to SuperStars, and put on the same level as the men.
“I don’t know why I’m crying. I can’t take it,” she said at the beginning of the injury. “First of all, I never thought this day would actually happen. I always prayed that they would change that title — I’ve always hated it, the Butterfly belt.”
“To know that they’ve renamed almost a whole devision because they’re treating us like were equal — it;s not the divas devision anymore, we’re superstars,” she raved. “We work so hard. The women here at WWE work so hard to be respected. We’re here as WWE Superstars. The belt, the championship, is so beautiful. It’s more than a dream come true.”
Of course, her emotional response makes us realize just how difficult it must have been to give it up. However, we’re happy to see that she’s taking time to recover. Are you sad to see her go, HollywoodLifers? Let us know.
In other WWE news, check out what KFC did with WWE as they produced a fun stunt and commercial that will run in WWE Network broadcasts in 2016, concluding with Royal Rumble in 2017. The stunt plays off of KFC’s existing brand campaign where celebrities such as Jim Gaffigan,George Hamilton, and Darryl Hammond play the colonel. The colonel is played by WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler as he battles it out with a chicken played by The Miz! Check it out here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8J3V6wchSE&feature=youtu.be