Monday Night Raw General Manager, Kurt Angle, has confirmed that Sasha Banks will go one-on-one with Bayley tonight. Angle most likely booked the match as a way to build up anticipation for the upcoming Elimination Chamber match they will both be involved in.
There has been some tension building between the two members of NXT’s 4 Horsewomen. Perhaps adding to the situation is the fact Banks eliminated Bayley from the first ever women’s Royal Rumble last month.
It will be the 13th time Banks and Bayley have met in single’s action on WWE programming.
Bayley vs. Sasha Banks
Having trained together in WWE’s developmental program, Bayley and Sasha Banks have wrestled against each other numerous times. Tonight’s match from Bayley’s hometown of San Jose will be the 13th singles match they’ve had against each other.
10 of those matches have taken place in NXT with the other two having taken place on Monday Night Raw.
While both were in NXT, Bayley defeated Banks in 7 of the 10 singles matches they had against each other. This includes their two matches for the NXT women’s championship, which were both one by Bayley.
So far on Raw, Banks defeated Bayley on the March 3, 2017, episode. Bayley defeated Banks, however, in the #1 contender’s match on the July 24, 2017, Raw.
- September 12th, 2013: Banks defeated Bayley
- January 9th, 2014: Bayley defeated Banks
- January 30th, 2014: Bayley defeated Banks
- March 13th, 2014: Bayley defeated Banks
- April 24th, 2014: NXT Women’s Championship Tournament 1st round: Banks defeated Bayley
- July 17th, 2014: NXT Women’s Championship #1 Contendership: Bayley defeated Banks
- July 31st, 2014: Bayley defeated Banks
- September 25th, 2014: Banks defeated Bayley
- August 22nd, 2015: NXT Women’s Championship: Bayley Defeated Banks (c) (Takeover: Brooklyn)
- October 7th, 2015: NXT Women’s Championship 30 Minute Iron Man: Bayley (c) defeated Banks (Takeover: Respect)
Monday Night Raw:
- March 6th, 2017: Banks defeated Bayley
- July 24th, 2017: Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contendership: Bayley defeated Banks