Sasha Banks beats Asuka to officially become WWE RAW Women’s Champion. The Golden Role Models now have all the Gold.
Sasha Banks took on Asuka at Extreme Rules for the RAW Women’s title and took off with the title. However, the lack of an official during the three count, which was done by Bayley, meant that confusion ensued over who the actual champion was.
As is done in the WWE, a match was booked between the pair to determine which of the two could claim the title for themselves. The match just like their clash at Extreme Rules, sent the ball out of the park once again. There was no clean finish this time as well. However, the shenanigans at the finish actually made sense this time round.
For some reason, the WWE seems hesitant to have one of their wrestlers on the ground, staring at the lights, while the other gets their hands raised. This has resulted in a lot of questionable finishes such as the Shayna Baszler vs Nia Jax earlier in the night. However, the screwy finish, while expected, actually lends to the story rather than feel like a cop out.
Sasha Banks beats Asuka to officially become WWE RAW Women’s Champion
— WWE (@WWE) July 28, 2020
Asuka and Sasha went all out once again and at one point it seemed that the Empress of tomorrow would get her title back. Until she saw Bayley destroying Kairi Sane on the titantron. With Sane screaming for Asuka, the title was not important anymore.
The attack by @itsBayleyWWE on @KairiSaneWWE backstage forces @WWEAsuka to check on her friend …@SashaBanksWWE is your NEW #WWERaw #WomensChampion via countout, and that means the #GoldenRoleModels have ALL THE GOLD! pic.twitter.com/aw8MgyDI7g
— WWE (@WWE) July 28, 2020
She abandoned the match to go rescue her friend. This however, resulted in her being counted out. Due to the stipulation of the match that allowed for the title to change hands via count out or disqualification, the RAW Women’s championship was awarded to Sasha Banks.
I was able to accomplish so much in the last three years, but it wasn’t because of my ability or my strength. It was because of all of the constant, warm support from the fans. I am so thankful I could meet you all.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Kairi Sane☺️⚓️ pic.twitter.com/BaH2UBi9wn
— KAIRI SANE (@KairiSaneWWE) July 28, 2020
With Kairi Sane’s contract up with the WWE, this was the promotion’s way of writing her out of future storylines while giving Asuka an incentive to chase after Sasha Banks. The two will most likely face off against each other once again at SummerSlam with the Empress of Tomorrow fighting for more than just the belt.
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