That’s a good way to go out. There have been very few stories this year that have been on the same level as Bayley vs. Sasha Banks. The two have been involved together for well over a year now, which has included both teaming together and feuding against each other, with Banks ending Bayley’s record setting SmackDown Women’s Title reign. Now we know something about the feud and it comes with some good news.
Back at Hell In A Cell, Banks defeated Bayley to win the SmackDown Women’s Title for the first time. The win ended Bayley’s reign at over a year, far exceeding any previous records. It was a big moment and took place inside the Cell to make it feel even more important. Banks became a star all over again and it was no surprise that a rematch took place. As it turns out, the rematch both succeeded and served as a final chapter.
According to SportsKeeda.com, the Bayley vs. Banks rematch on the November 6 SmackDown drew over 2.5 million viewers, which is the highest number that WWE has drawn since March. After the match, Bayley announced that she was done with Banks for now, meaning that the feud was over for the time being. Banks retained the title over Bayley but was then attacked by Carmella, signaling the start of her next feud.
I’m done with you….FOR NOW!!!!!!!! Because this isn’t over until I SAY it’s over.
After all, I’ve always thrived without you. https://t.co/pUeENRPPAN
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) November 11, 2020
The two had a long feud. Check out what happened to draw such a huge audience:
Opinion: That’s a rather important moment for the match and above all else, it suggests that fans want to see the women’s division in action. There is something to be said about drawing in actual numbers and the best audience in eight years is pretty impressive. The feud was well built up and then the payoff seemed to do rather well. Hopefully they can do it again, because that’s an impressive start.
What did you think of the match? What is next for Bayley? Let us know in the comments below.
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