How fitting that Raw’s in the City of Angels tonight, because Sasha Banks has pulled off the miracle. The embattled Boss made good on the promise she laid down after injuring her back at SummerSlam by defeating Charlotte in Raw’s main event, earning herself a second reign as Raw Women’s Champion.
Sasha had a little unexpected help, given that Bayley got the better of a backstage fight with Dana Brooke, forcing “The Queen” to go to battle on her own. But The Boss, as she did before, proved she’s got Charlotte’s number one-on-one. The champion employed a sound strategy — target Banks’ back and do not stop — but Sasha scratched, clawed and would not be denied. A slam on the apron couldn’t put her down. A big boot or two couldn’t put her down. A corkscrew moonsault to the outside couldn’t put her down. And as Charlotte slowly slipped into desperation and hysterics, Sasha struck, using a hurricanrana to transition into a Bank Statement, then re-rolling Charlotte’s reversal into a second Statement for the tapout. And make no mistake: It certainly was a statement.