Ronda Rousey may retain her title at the Royal Rumble, but Sasha Banks is not going to make it easy.
In the main event of the Royal Rumble go home episode of Raw, Rousey and Natalya squared up with Banks and Bayley. All four women put on a great performance and WWE kept dropping hints about Banks beating Rousey this Sunday night.
NOBODY is giving up in this match as @SashaBanksWWE & @itsBayleyWWE take on @RondaRousey & @NatbyNature on #Raw! pic.twitter.com/UAX19sHTrT— WWE (@WWE) January 22, 2019
Of the four participants in the match, Banks walked away looking the strongest.
.@RondaRousey @SashaBanksWWE gonna be a good one! pic.twitter.com/chxXY52grE— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) January 22, 2019
Eventually Banks would lock Natalya into the Banks Statement for the tap-out. The loss was the first of any kind for Rousey in her WWE career.
Post-match, just like they did prior to the opening bell, Banks and Rousey got into each other’s faces.
They're right back to wanting to tear each other APART...@SashaBanksWWE and @RondaRousey cannot WAIT to lock up this Sunday at #RoyalRumble! #RAW pic.twitter.com/ewrglEnOus— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 22, 2019
That’s some real fire and good old fashion hate going on between Rousey and Banks here. WWE needs more of that kind of passion in their main event feuds.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) takes place on Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
Will Sasha Banks help deliver the best Ronda Rousey match we’ve ever seen on Sunday? Can The Boss pull off the upset?
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