BOTCHED: Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair Mess Up on WWE SmackDown

Published 12/18/2021, 8:30 AM EST


Former WWE SmackDown Women’s champion Sasha Banks and Shotzi have been going at each other since the Survivor Series PPV. Additionally, reigning SmackDown Women’s champion Charlotte Flair is feuding with Toni Storm for a while now.

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Eventually, WWE scheduled a match to settle the grudges of all the four female superstars involved. On this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.

Sasha Banks and Toni Storm vs. Shotzi and Charlotte Flair faced each other in a tag team action. However, during the match, there was a botch between Flair and Banks.

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WWE is slowly presenting the rivalries between these four women. ‘The Boss’ Sasha Banks and Shotzi’s story is something that took a while to build up, and arguably the tension between them started before the Survivor Series PPV.

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However, the rivalry between Toni Storm and ‘The Queen’ abruptly started after the Survivor Series PPV when Flair was defeated by her fierce rival, Becky Lynch.

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The match started, and Shotzi started off with Storm, and they quickly went to the ground. They locked up again, and Storm applied a headlock.

The two wrestlers worked the first few minutes of the match and exchanged a few back-and-forth blows. However, the crowd raised their voice when Storm and Shotzi tagged their partners in.

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The two legendary women exchanged hard punches as the crowd cheered on more. However, there was a spot where ‘The Queen’ attempted a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Sasha Banks.

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But it looked like Banks slipped out of her hand and Flair laid flat on her back, looking like Banks delivered a top rope splash. However, it all happened so smoothly and it looked like it was a planned spot.

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Eventually, the team of Banks and Storm won when Toni Storm successfully pinned the reigning SmackDown champion Flair. Attracting more attention to the rivalry between the two.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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