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WWE News: Sasha Banks shortlisted for RAW Survivor Series team, Bayley snubbed 

Riju Dasgupta
22.60K   //    07 Nov 2017, 11:54 IST

Which one of them will turn heel first?
Which one of them will turn heel first?

What's the story?

As Michael Cole reminds us repeatedly during every broadcast of RAW, Survivor Series is the only time of the year when RAW goes one-on-one against SmackDown Live. 5 women from RAW will go up against 5 women from SmackDown Live in a traditional elimination match.

This week, Alicia Fox, team captain of RAW, chose Sasha Banks to be a representative of Team RAW. Banks' best friend, Bayley, was unfortunately left out.

In case you didn't know...

Sasha Banks and Bayley took women's wrestling to new heights with a fantastic one-on-one match at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.

While both women are babyfaces on the main roster, fans have wanted a rift between the two women for some time now so that they can recreate their classic match, on a big stage.

We wonder if this particular angle on RAW was put together to cause the two best friends to turn on one another in due time.

The heart of the matter

To prove their mettle, and the fact that they're worthy of being on Team RAW, Sasha Banks and Bayley teamed up to take on Team Captain Alicia Fox and Nia Jax.

After a hard fought contest, Banks made Fox tap with the Banks Statement in the middle of the ring to pick up the win.


Impressed, Fox picked Sasha Banks to be a part of Team RAW and left Bayley out. Bayley looked on in disappointment as Sasha Banks celebrated her victory.

What's next?

This may lead to a rift between the two former NXT standouts in the months to follow. The seeds have been planted for a very long time now. This was not the first instance of there being cause for future conflict between Banks and Bayley.

Author's take

This is a very necessary move, in my opinion. Remember how fresh Bayley and Banks seemed when they were first called up? Look at how far they have both fallen in almost no time.

Both women need to work with each other so as to bring out the best in one another. They need to help each other out with a compelling program.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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