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WWE Rumors: Backstage update on Sasha Banks' potential return for SummerSlam

Daniel Wood

What is being said about Sasha Banks backstage at SummerSlam?
What is being said about Sasha Banks backstage at SummerSlam?

WWE's next big event, SummerSlam, is almost upon us and with it comes the inevitable speculation that Sasha Banks is going to end her self-imposed exile from WWE and return at 'The Biggest Party of the Summer,' but what is the latest backstage rumor surrounding The Boss?

Why did Sasha Banks leave WWE?

Sasha Banks left WWE after she and Bayley lost the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania in a Fatal Four-way match, with 'The IIconics' Billie Kay and Peyton Royce winning them.

There was a rumor that she left because she was unhappy with the creative decision to take the title off of her and Bayley, especially after they fought so hard for WWE to bring those titles in the first place. There were even rumors that Banks and Bayley threw a tantrum backstage.

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However, there is counter-speculation suggesting that Banks, who had been on the road for years, was just taking some much needed time off and her return around this time was always on the cards.

Banks' return reportedly imminent

Banks has been away from WWE since WrestleMania but several news sites have reported over the last few weeks that Banks is set to return soon.

Further clues that suggested that Banks might be returning soon (perhaps sooner than we think) are the reports broken by Fightful Select that her internal listing status was changed to 'Raw Heel Superstar.'

Finally, current Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch, who is set to defend her title against Natalya in Toronto, has been cutting promos against Sasha Banks during the SummerSlam press rounds.


It is also being reported that Sasha Banks is, in fact, in Toronto.

Backstage SummerSlam update on Sasha Banks

So, all signs point towards SummerSlam for Sasha Banks and that's what a backstage report from HeelbyNature has suggested,

Sasha Banks return is being spoken about backstage, her Instagram stories showing her being home may be a “smokescreen”. This hints a possible return.

Banks recently took to Instagram to show off a new look, having gone noticeably blonde

How will Sasha Banks return to WWE at SummerSlam?

I guess there's nothing else to do apart from wait and see if Sasha Banks does indeed show up for SummerSlam.

However, her internal listing change suggests she's going to be the next big heel opponent to go up against the unstoppable Becky Lynch. This would be great in my opinion because Lynch needs a great heel like Charlotte Flair or Ronda Rousey to go up against and has been spinning her wheels recently. I truly think that Banks can get the best out of her again.

Do you want to see Sasha Banks return at SummerSlam? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

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