Paige hadn’t competed in over a year before going one-on-one with Sasha Banks on Raw. That inactive streak officially came to an end with her victory over The Boss, though the former Raw Women’s Champion’s woes didn’t stop at just an in-ring defeat.
With Bayley and Mickie James backing Banks at ringside to offset the presence of Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville of Absolution, Sasha had the opportunity to face Paige one-on-one and took advantage of her foe’s rust to force her onto the defensive. Paige rallied with a sunset flip powerbomb, but couldn’t put Sasha away until after Mandy and Sonya took out Bayley and Mickie at ringside, distracting Banks and leaving her defenseless for a boot to the face and ring-rattling Ram-Paige — to say nothing of a post-match attack the hands of Absolution, who tried and failed to entice Sasha into their ranks last week.
As for Alexa Bliss? The Raw Women’s Champion was at commentary for the entirety of the match, though she vanished the second Absolution got their hands on Banks.