WATCH: Sasha Banks Pays Tribute To WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero at WWE TLC 2020

Published 12/20/2020, 8:53 PM EST
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 22: Sasha Banks arrives during to the WWE Live Duesseldorf event at ISS Dome on February 22, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images)


After a grueling match with the ‘untouchable’ Carmella, Sasha Banks still sat atop of the SmackDown Women’s division. Banks was overpowered multiple times in the title match, but she came through with the ‘help’ of a legend.

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The Boss’s love for the late Eddie Guerrero is well-known. She even cites the Latino Heat as the reason she started wrestling. Hence, she often pays tribute to him in her matches, be it through ring gears or moves.

At TLC, Carmella was battering Banks in every way possible. Even her sommelier, Reginald interfered and helped her multiple times. However, Banks got an opening with a backbreaker, kicks, and a suplex.

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Then the tributes to Guerrero came through. Banks perfectly executed three amigos (three back-to-back suplexes) and followed it up with a huge Frog Splash. Banks went for the cover, but it resulted in a close count as Carmella kicked out at two.

 

After the tribute, Banks slowly found her grip in the match and eventually remained the champion.

Sasha Banks retains her title after a tough competition

‘The Boss’ endured everything during her title match. Carmella was hell-bent on getting the title to her name and left no stones unturned. Earlier in the match, Carmella had all the advantages, along with Reginald.

Carmella tried variations of pins, facebuster, and a code of silence to win the match. However, Banks always made it out of her grasp. Towards the end, Carmella kept trying for the pin. When Banks put her into the Banks Statement, Reginald pulled Carmella out of the ring.

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But, Sasha hit him with a Meteora and got super kicked by Carmella. The latter took Banks into the ring for another close two counts.

As Carmella got ready for another facebuster, Banks countered that into a Bank Statement. Without the assistance of Reginald, Carmella tapped out this time. As a result, ‘The Boss’ retained her belt.

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What did you think of the match and Sasha’s tribute? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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