It got the attention. The Women’s Revolution has been going for over five years on WWE television but it really started years before. Down in NXT, the Four Horsewomen became the cornerstones of the movement and they took those talents up to the main roster. The four of them have feuded with each other in various combinations for years and now one of them has gotten some serious attention.
Last week on SmackDown, Bayley and Sasha Banks lost their rematch for the Women’s Tag Team Titles. Banks was injured during the match which ultimately cost them their title shot. After the match was over, Bayley attacked Banks and went after her already injured knee, followed by Pillmanizing Banks’ neck. This was a long time in the making and the fans were rather interested.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the 9:00 – 9:30 time slot from last week’s SmackDown, which featured the title match and the post match attack on Banks, drew 2.32 million viewers. That number is the highest rated segment for any wrestling company in several months. It is not clear when Banks will be back on television as she recovers from her injuries.
It was a big moment. Check out part one and two:
Opinion: This is an interesting story as it shows you how much people want to see something that has been built up. Bayley vs. Banks has been teased for the better part of a year now and they have FINALLY gone somewhere with it. Bayley being the one to turn on the other was a bit of a surprise but there is definitely interest there. Go with what works, and they have something that does so here.
What did you think of the angle? How should the match go down? Let us know in the comments below.
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