Welcome home. Last month at Elimination Chamber, Sasha Banks and Bayley made history by becoming the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. The move came with a bit of a surprise, as Bayley and Banks promised to defend their titles against anyone, either on Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live or NXT. They even showed up on a recent episode of NXT, and now they’re going a step further.
They’re NXT legends for a reason. Check out the Boss N Hug Connection back where it all started:
WWE has posted a video of an NXT live event from earlier this week where Banks and Bayley were in attendance in Largo, Florida to watch a women’s tag team match featuring the Sky Pirates (Io Shirai and Kairi Sane) vs. Aliyah/Vanessa Borne vs. Rhea Ripley/Reina Gonzalez. The match ended in a no contest with the Sky Pirates being quadruple teamed. Bayley and Banks ran in for the save and posed with the Sky Pirates after the match.
Opinion: This is the kind of surprise that works so well at NXT. Just having the two of them in attendance was a cool moment but to have them actually get involved (and possibly tease a match with the Sky Pirates for the future) makes it even better. This felt like something cool and unique and that’s what makes fans want to come see another show down the line.
What did you think of the fight? Will the Sky Pirates get a title show? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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