If you only know the story of Bayley and Sasha Banks' epic rivalry for the NXT Women's championship, you only know part of the story. And I'm not talking about their UpUpDownDown Mortal Kombat showdown, either.
The two "Four Horsewomen" are very possesive about Danilo Anfibio, the dashing Italian referee who officiated both their classic TakeOver: Brooklyn bout and the Iron Man rematch at Respect.
#GULP pic.twitter.com/2ajielTYsq— Danilo Anfibio (@WWE_Ref123) March 13, 2016
And it's become a bigger issue since Banks moved to the main roster...
Pics worth 1000 words gulp @WWE_Ref123 @SashaBanksWWE @itsBayleyWWE #NXTGainesville pic.twitter.com/tdLpXsb77X— Jess (@jessi_lee2004) April 9, 2016
April 9, 2016
Sasha and her "big bro" Danny seem to be particularly close,
Haven't seen my bestie since 1816 @WWE_Ref123 pic.twitter.com/P9x3oCiZ1S— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) December 27, 2015
and after the signing of Shinsuke Nakamura, The Boss and the King of Strong Style bonded over, among other things, their mutual admiration for Anfibio's always immaculatedly groomed eyebrows.
December 10, 2015
Extreme! Out of control @ShinsukeN pic.twitter.com/qfW4Lsf8gr— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 7, 2016
@SashaBanksWWE Ha! pic.twitter.com/XpxiEA2UJD— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) April 7, 2016
As you can imagine, a chance to Facetime with her two NXT pals while touring in Italy was a nice treat for Sasha:
What a life from #WWEFlorence to #NXTCitrusSprings #gulp @WWE_Ref123 @ShinsukeN pic.twitter.com/fCkysmeMWF— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 14, 2016
A treat that seems to have been foiled by the Hugster moving in on another of her male friends:
.@SashaBanksWWE @ShinsukeN Oh yeah? I'll just leave this here. #QueenOfHugStyle pic.twitter.com/H8QNhd9S1g— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) April 15, 2016
Dude STOP! https://t.co/MX1kHNlbLG— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 15, 2016
The great thing about this whole aspect of their rivalry is how it turns The Boss into the good girl being tormented by her frenemy from afar. Bayley does annoyingly mischievous (with a side of "I will take everything you love just like that title") really well for a babyface.
Maybe Sasha just needs to stick to her main roster besties...
Thank you @Lamborghini I'll be picking up my custom car in 8 months pic.twitter.com/b9SW92rj8K— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 14, 2016
I mean, he's pretty cool and just as #MMMGORGEOUS.