Sasha Banks will now face the RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey for the title at Royal Rumble. Sasha is getting this opportunity after she beat Nia Jax in the no. 1 Contender Match at RAW this week.
The story started with Alexa Bliss’ new talk segment ‘A Moment with Bliss’ where her first guest was RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. Ronda said she wants to be a champion everyone can be proud of and there is one woman who has pushed everyone to their limit in the locker room, and that person is Sasha Banks. Nia Jax came out and asked for a rematch against Rousey. This led to Sasha also coming out. Sasha thanked Ronda for her praise and that she will teach Ronda how to lose with class. Sasha and Nia faced off and this led to Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax with the winner getting a title shot at the Royal Rumble.
In a match where she was dropped on the production crate near the barricade and pushed through her limit with brute power of Nia Jax, Sasha Banks finally came on top. Tamina and Bayley were also present at ringside at the match. With the referee distracted, Tamina tried to interfere but Bayley stopped her. Sasha sidestepped Nia as Nia crashed into the ring post. Sasha followed it up with a Hurracanrana from the apron followed by the Banks Statement, with Nia Jax tapping out in seconds.
Royal Rumble is scheduled for 27th January 2019. With John Cena, Elias and Baron Corbin also announcing their entry, the following matches are confirmed now.
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