On Monday Night RAW last week, Sasha Banks made her long-awaited return to the ring in shocking fashion. Interrupting a promo by the injured Natalya, the Boss showed her true colours by blindsiding the Canadian, laying her out in the ring.
This led to the interference of RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, and though The Man has been truly dominant since her WrestleMania 35 victory, Sasha was able to get the advantage thanks to a steel chair.
With this attack, a title match between the two is looking very likely possibly at the Clash of Champions Pay Per View next month.
Here are three reasons Sasha Banks will beat WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, and 3 reasons The Man will retain.
#3 Why The Man will retain: They’re looking to break another record
If there’s one thing WWE loves to do, it’s making records and breaking records. Even over the past few years, several records have been broken, such as the New Day becoming the longest-reigning WWE Tag Team Champions of all time, toppling Demolition, who held the accolade for decades.
In the women’s division, Charlotte Flair has become a record-breaker of her own, capturing nine Women’s Championships, knocking Trish Stratus’ seven reigns down to second place.
In the three and a half years since the RAW Women’s title was unveiled, seven Superstars have held the gold, with Lynch’s old foe ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey having the longest individual reign.
Capturing the title at SummerSlam 2018 from Alexa Bliss (who holds the record for the most combined days as champion), Rousey’s reign lasted for 232 days, the longest of any single reign with the title.
Now at 135 days and counting, it makes sense for WWE to keep her going until Becky beats Ronda if nothing else than to give The Man another savage barb to use in her promos.`
#2 Why The Man will retain: Because Sasha could still leave the company
Sasha Banks’ desire to leave WWE is the reason she was off television for months, and though she wasn’t on TV, the Boss still was able to cause some damage. As rumors of a backstage incident at WrestleMania spread, neither Sasha nor the company looked good.
Though she has now reappeared on Monday Night RAW, nothing has changed in the reports about her return. It is entirely possible that Banks wants to work through the rest of her contract before becoming a free agent since WWE can extend it if a talent sits out for too long.
If Banks has no interest in re-signing once her contract expires, WWE would likely be foolish to have her defeat the biggest star in the women’s division. Becky Lynch has made it clear that she wants to stick around in WWE for the long haul as one of the faces of the company. If The Boss is looking to leave WWE (possibly for All Elite Wrestling), then the last thing the WWE should do is have her beat The Man.
#1 Why The Man will retain: Ronda Rousey
Though the WrestleMania 35 main event gave Becky Lynch the biggest win of her career, the finish of the match was not exactly the huge moment many fans had in mind.
Instead, the inconclusive finish that saw Becky pin Rousey despite the Hot Rod’s shoulders being up left a lot of fans scratching their heads, as well as the possibility of a rematch between the two. Both ladies showed great chemistry in the various segments throughout the months that set up the triple threat main event including Charlotte Flair.
Lynch and Rousey still have yet to have their big singles match, as their match that nearly took place at Survivor Series 2018 was canceled after The Man suffered a concussion.
Rousey’s great relationship with WWE means the door is open for her to return any time she wants. The biggest attraction for the match would be if Lynch keeps the title reign going strong leading up to whenever she faces Rousey in solo action. Whether a match between the two would see Rousey retain the gold is unclear, though it’s obvious The Man needs to keep the title before then.
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