For “The Golden Role Models,” SummerSlam was a tale of two matches, as Sasha Banks assisted Bayley in retaining the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Asuka, though Bayley was unable to return the favor when Banks lost the Raw Women’s Title to The Empress of Tomorrow later in the evening.
The Boss was dejected after losing one on her championships, but she and the former Hugger will need to regroup quickly, as they’ll put the tandem gold on the line against Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax at WWE Payback this Sunday.
Meanwhile, Jax and Baszler make for quite the intriguing tandem.
Calling them “reluctant partners” would be quite the understatement, as Baszler and Jax have shown nothing but disdain for one another while getting into multiple melees over the past few weeks. Still, it might behoove The Irresistible Force and The Queen of Spades to work together, as a win would net Jax her first championship in more than two years, while Baszler would be a titleholder for the first time since losing the NXT Women’s Championship to Rhea Ripley in December.
Baszler and Jax appear to have been drawn together by common enemies, as they halted their latest one-on-one brawl to chase the Women’s Tag Team Champions from the ring on Raw. Later that night, it was announced that they will challenge Bayley and Banks for the titles at WWE Payback!
Will “The Golden Role Models” get back to their winning ways, or will Baszler and Jax set aside their differences to capture the tandem championships?
Find out at WWE Payback, streaming live this Sunday at 7/6 C on the award-winning WWE Network!