“Sasha Banks Will Come Back”: Fans Await Major Return Despite AEW Rumors as Bayley Faces More Betrayal on SmackDown 03/01

Published 03/02/2024, 12:10 AM EST

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This explosive episode of WWE SmackDown saw the continuation of Bayley’s story with Damage CTRL. Last week, we got to see Dakota Kai return and side with Bayley. She claimed that she had no idea what was going on in the group and that they betrayed her. This episode saw a tag match scheduled between Kai and Bayley vs The Kabuki Warriors. However, further development in the story had fans on social media crying out for Sasha Banks. Many have even called for Banks to show up on WWE despite her AEW debut coming up.

After Dakota Kai betrays Bayley on SmackDown, fans call for Sasha Banks’ return

There is no denying the fact that Sasha Banks and Bayley are the closest of friends. The two form half of the Four Horsewomen of the WWE. Starting their careers in NXT, the two gained prominence thanks to their excellent in-ring work and chemistry. Despite being pitted against each other multiple times, the two have remained close even after Banks departed from the company. This was the reason why, after Kai betrayed Bayley during their Tag Team match, fans started predicting Banks’ return. According to them, Banks will return at WrestleMania XL to ensure Bayley beats Iyo Sky and Damage CTRL.


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The fans speculate that since Bayley will face Sky for the WWE Women’s title at Mania, Damage CTRL will be by her side. Someone has to have Bayley’s back during the match to even out the odds. This is where Banks falls into place. The two have a very strong bond both inside and outside the ring. Despite Banks being set to debut on AEW as Mercedes Moné, fans still hope for a last-moment swerve.


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Banks left the company in 2022 and worked for NJPW before setting her sights on AEW. While away, she and Bayley were spotted at the Super Bowl this year. With Banks not yet debuted on AEW, fans are using the wiggle room for their dream booking.

Fans make their own fantasy booking with Bayley saved by Sasha Banks

Taking to social media during the match, fans cried out for Banks to be the come to save Bayley tonight. Unfortunately, no one came out to help. This led many to create their own fantasy booking for Bayley’s upcoming match at WrestleMania XL.

Fans know the friendship runs deep.

Many were hoping Banks would return tonight

The WrestleMania XL predictions start.

Some fans have accepted reality but the rest keep dreaming.


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Fans really want Banks back in the WWE.


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What do you think? Should Banks return to save Bayley? Should she debut in AEW? Tell us in the comments.


Written by:

Christopher Paul


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Christopher Paul is a WWE reporter at EssentiallySports. With over eight years of experience as a writer and a childhood passion for pro wrestling, Chris is now a voice for kayfabe fans. He has a penchant for covering live events and enjoys breaking the latest developments in the WWE Universe.
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Jayant Chhabra