WWE Rumor Roundup: Retired Women's Superstar ready to return for the first time since 2013, Big face turn planned - 22nd March 2020
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#4. WWE's plans for Sasha Banks and Bayley, possible face turn
On the most recent episode of SmackDown, Paige confirmed that Bayley will defend the SmackDown Women's title in a Six-pack Elimination match against Dana Brooke, Tamina, Lacey Evans, Naomi and Sasha Banks.
Banks' inclusion in the match has given rise to speculation about a potential rift that could be in store, and that is exactly the direction WWE is heading in.
On the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that the original plan was to have Banks vs. Bayley at WrestleMania 36, however, WWE nixed the idea as they didn't have enough time to construct a proper angle.
The Boss being added to the WrestleMania 36 title match is the starting point of the feud between the two best friends, and they should most likely face each other later in the year.
The gimmick is, is that Bayley is all mad about a six-way but Sasha, who is supposed to be Bayley's best friend, first was mad until her name was announced in the match and now she's sort of smiling and so you kind of get that thing. It's actually the kick-off of, you know the company actually wanted to do Bayley and Sasha at WrestleMania, and to their credit, given that there is no time to build it up like literally, this came up a week or two ago, and they just thought, well we just can't do a match after four weeks of no build, so they kind of got it pushed with like, okay, we'll do the six-way which would like be the start and we'll do the singles match when it's not so rushed. So that's kind of where that is. H/t Credit: Sportskeeda
The burning question is this: Who will be the babyface in this highly-anticipated storyline?Published 23 Mar 2020, 15:01 IST