Sasha Banks was a special guest on tonight’s (Aug. 29, 2016) Raw pre-show where she gave an update on her back injury. It’s a legitimate issue but they made it part of her story, with her calling out Charlotte for trying to end her career in their match at SummerSlam:
"I'm doing okay. To be honest with you, I suffered a back injury during that match against Charlotte. I'm okay. I mean, I'm actually really upset that I lost my championship, that was my life. To be honest with you, that whole match was a blur. I mean, I knew Charlotte was a coward, that's why she always needed her little daddy or her little friend Dana Brooke, but I didn't think she would go as low as to try to end my career, to try to injure me. That's how low she went. I just knew that I was in danger in that match and my back just gave out. I mean, in this business injuries happen. I'm fortunate enough I don't have to get back surgery and I don't have to be out as long as Finn Balor and I'm just working as hard as I can to get back in that ring and to get my championship back. ... All I want to do is get back in that ring and reclaim what is mine and become a two-time WWE women's champion. Charlotte doesn't deserve it."
We don’t know when she’ll be back, but when she does return there’s a new face in the division who has taken her place chasing Charlotte around — her old friend Bayley.
She played nice on that, until it was time not to:
"I mean, I got to sit back at home and I watched that and I just thought to myself 'I wish I was there, I wish I could see that live.' But I'm so happy for her. I saw her come out, I saw her stare at that championship. She needs to realize that there's a ticket and you need to get in the back of the line and I'm going to get what's mine first. But I'm more than happy for her, she is amazing, it's been a long time coming, and she deserves it."
We eagerly await her return.