That’s why she’s ‘The Genetically Superior Athlete’. Sasha Banks and Charlotte battled for the WWE Women’s Championship at ‘SummerSlam’ on Aug. 21. Sasha was just seconds away from winning but Charlotte pulled off an incredible upset!
This match between Sasha, 24, and Charlotte, 30, was more about the Women’s championship. With Charlotte’s ally, Dana Brooke, 27, banned from ringside for this match, it seemed as if the playing field was finally leveled for this epic clash between two of the WWE’s finest superstars.
This match was hard hitting and brutal, as these two women held nothing back. Charlotte dropped Sasha’s lower back across the turnbuckle, causing “The Boss” to cry out in pain. Charlotte continued to target Sasha’s back, wearing her down. Charlotte even went for a Razor’s Edge off the top rope, but Sasha countered into a hurricanrana! These women beat the living daylights out of each other and the end came when Sasha locked on the Bank Statement. Charlotte struggled to get out of the submission move, before shifting her weight to pin Sasha’s shoulders, 1-2-3!
— WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) August 21, 2016
— WWE (@WWE) August 21, 2016
Sasha was the heavy favorite going into this battle, because she had just beaten Charlotte twice before they tangled at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “The Boss” won the Women’s Championship from Charlotte on the July 25 edition of Raw, forcing the daughter of legendary wrestler, Ric Flair, 67, tap out to Sasha’s submission move, The Bank Statement.
Then, on Aug. 1, Sasha scored another victory over her nemesis and due to the stipulations of that match, Charlotte’s protégé, Dana, was banned from ringside during SummerSlam, per WWE.com. Seems Charlotte didn’t need Dana after all!
What’s next for the WWE Women’s Championship? Well, the champ might have a familiar face challenge her for the belt. NXT’s Bayley, 27, considered another member of “The Four Horsewomen” who are revolutionizing women’s wrestling, may be on her way over to RAW. She appeared as Sasha’s mystery tag-team partner at WWE’s Battleground on July 24, beating Charlotte and Dana (and earning Sasha her successful title shot.)
On Aug. 20, Bayley lost her rematch with NXT Women’s Champion Asuka, 34, and the ovation the audience gave her seemed to indicate she was on her way up to the main WWE roster, per NESN. Could Bayley be the next challenger for the belt?
What did you think about Sasha vs. Charlotte, HollywoodLifers? Do you think they’ll have “Match of the Night?” Who do you think will be the next challenger for the belt?