December 10, 2022

Now clearly there are a number of matches in opposition to Bayley that rank a lot greater than this one. A part of what’s enjoyable about professional wrestling, although, is the way in which an ongoing saga can construct with repeated matches, so every encounter turns into about historical past as a lot as its in regards to the strikes occurring within the second. This match got here 5 years after Sasha and Bayley tore the roof off (Twice! However we’ll get to that) in NXT, and simply a few weeks after their battle in WWE’s custom-built purgatory field, Hell in a Cell. Compared, this rematch on “”SmackDown”,” within the crowd-free pandemic period WWE Thunderdome, could possibly be known as type of primary. That mentioned, it was a key a part of their story, and feels lots like a last chapter, regardless that these two will certainly share a hoop once more sooner or later.

As soon as upon a time, Bayley was the underdog hero who needed to show she was a match for the flashier (and extra profitable as much as that time) Sasha Banks. In 2020, Bayley had risen to the highest, and change into a nasty heel alongside the way in which. As such, it turned Sasha’s flip to place Bayley in her place — and to show that might not solely win the “SmackDown” Ladies’s Championship, however preserve it. Extra particularly, that she may do it in a typical wrestling match, not simply the lawless confines of the Cell. 2015 Bayley refused to faucet out to the Banks Assertion, however 2020 Bayley has clearly misplaced somewhat of her coronary heart alongside the way in which, as a result of she did faucet, giving Sasha the win.

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