NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks
The careers of NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte and Sasha Banks may have diverged with the splintering of the BFFs, but on Dec. 11 at WWE NXT TakeOver: R Evolution, their paths will intersect in what is sure to be heated and fiercely competitive championship bout.
The self-proclaimed “baddest Diva in NXT,” Sasha has ratcheted up the intensity in recent months, coinciding with her renewed focus on winning the Women’s Championship from her onetime partner in crime. To support her claim, Sasha has made recent examples of Alexa Bliss and Bayley, trouncing both and making them submit to her lethal Bank Statement lung-blower/crossface combination. Bayley, in particular, has suffered at the hands of The Boss, who’s taken up Becky Lynch as her new cohort.
Together, Sasha & Becky — aka, Team B.A.E. (Best At Everything) — have relentlessly bullied NXT’s happy-go-lucky, hug-loving Diva, and the duo’s cruel antics have run afoul of NXT’s premier Diva, Charlotte. The NXT Women’s Champion has taken it upon herself to look out for Bayley and even the odds, when possible.
Declaring herself a genetically superior athlete, Charlotte has been on a roll since winning the NXT Women’s Title at NXT TakeOver in May. Will her luck change when she defends against Sasha on Dec. 11, live on WWE Network? Unlike Charlotte’s previous challengers, Sasha not only has a personal connection with the champion, but she may also have deeper insight into Charlotte’s game plan, given the months they spent together, side by side. Add in the X-factor of Sasha’s new alliance with Becky, and the possibilities are endless.
Watch what happens when the former BFF allies square off with the Women’s Title hanging in the balance at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution, live on WWE Network Thursday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.