Charlotte defends her WWE Women's Championship at Extreme Rules against Natalya in a submission match in just a few hours, but there is a Sasha Banks shaped hole in WWE currently and as of yet there has been no word on WWE as to why.
Sasha last wrestled on WWE TV at WrestleMania 32 in a losing effort as she faced both Becky Lynch and Charlotte in a triple threat match for the newly unveiled Women's Championship. She was then seen the following night on Raw as a part of the official unveiling of the Championship but hasn't been seen since.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
Article continues below
There have been recent rumors speculating that Sasha Banks was recently injured and that is the main reason she hasn't been on TV. These rumors state that Sasha legitimately suffered a concussion at a live show on the 15th of May and has since been replaced by many other female wrestlers at house shows and by Paige at a recent meet and greet.
The injury is recent and doesn't explain why Sasha has been off WWE TV for the past eight weeks, other reports have instead suggested that Sasha is being kept off WWE TV because of story line purposes and that WWE apparently have a story line planned out for her.
It is currently unknown what this entails, but there is no reason why Sasha couldn't have been included in the current Women's Championship story line, especially considering she is one of the most over women in WWE currently.
Article continues below
Sasha is a former NXT Women's Champion and one of the first names in the hat when it comes to a WWE Women's Championship shot, so it is confusing that WWE have kept her off screen for "story line" purposes.
The other suggested reasoning could be that Sasha was set to be a part of the current story line with Becky Lynch, Emma and Dana Brooke, but given Emma's recent injury and subsequent surgery, it is obvious that this story line will be very much one-on-one going forward.
Sasha could easily been a part of the submission match tonight along with Paige and instead WWE could have turned it into a fatal four way. There is no logical reason for WWE to write off one of their best performers so it will be interesting to see what story line she is placed n when she finally makes her return.
WHY HAS SASHA BEEN LEFT OFF WWE TV? HAS WWE GOT SOMETHING BIG PLANNED FOR HER? HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW...
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms