As seen on last night’s episode of RAW, One half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks made the surprising challenge to the RAW Women’s Champion Asuka, after both Sasha and Asuka defeated their respective opponents earlier in the evening in the shape of Charlotte Flair and the IIConics.
Sasha made the challenge to Asuka after retaining the Women’s Tag Team Championships against Billie Kay and Peyton Royce alongside tag team partner and the current SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley, which led to yet another tease of match against her BFF after stating that like Bayley, she too wants to experience the feeling of holding two Championship titles at once. Never one to shy away from competition Asuka accepted the challenge for Extreme Rules resulting in a blindside attack from both Sasha Banks and Bayley. Following the announcement WWE gave their rundown of the news as seen below:
Sasha Banks will try to join her tag team partner Bayley in becoming a double champion at Extreme Rules when she challenges Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.
The Boss, already one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, listened to “The Role Model” describe how great it is to be a double champion and decided she wanted to experience it for herself. After defeating The IIconics to retain the tag titles, Banks called out Asuka, who was happy to accept the challenge before attempting to fight off the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. However, while Asuka was focused on Bayley, The Boss saw the perfect opening to lock the Bank Statement on the champion, sending a huge message ahead of their title showdown.
Will Banks become a double champion, or will Asuka continue to reign supreme on the red brand? Find out at WWE Extreme Rules, streaming Sunday, July 19, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!