We openly fantasized about it after Io Shirai ran in at the end of the June 17 NXT to chase off Sasha Banks & Bayley.
It looks like it’s happening!
The Boss (and her sidekick, Bayley Dos Straps) lay down the challenge to the NXT Women’s champion in this video Sasha Three Shows posted to Twitter earlier today.
Rent’s due @shirai_io #Sasha3Shows pic.twitter.com/f0QQdiNlaS— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) June 27, 2020
The Genius of the Sky, and her gorgeous belt, welcomes the Role Models back to her NXT anytime.
#ThisIsMyNXT #IovsSasha pic.twitter.com/noa6FU6f8y— 紫雷イオ、Io Shirai (@shirai_io) June 27, 2020
WWE hasn’t made it official yet, but come on. We’ll let the always excellent WWE on Fox Twitter account and our man Big Dave take it from here...
Dear @RealKingRegal,@shirai_io vs. @SashaBanksWWE at 'The Great American Bash'? pic.twitter.com/VYp956KNtd— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) June 27, 2020
This would appear to be the main event for night one of Great American Bash, as Triple H & team look to keep their recent momentum going while counter-programming AEW’s Fyter Fest shows over the next two weeks.
If When General Manager William Regal books it*, Banks vs. Shirai will join a Fatal 4Way #1 contender match pitting Dakota Kai against Candice LeRae, Mia Yim & Tegan Nox, Roderick Strong & Dexter Lumis in NXT’s first ever strap match, and Rhea Ripley vs. Robert Stone & Aliyah in a handicap match where the former Women’s champ will have to join Stone’s brand if she loses.
And in addition to all that, this means that Sasha will get to live her dream of facing two of the three joshi legends WWE has under contract in July. She’s already set to challenge Asuka for the Raw Women’s title at Extreme Rules on July 19.
Excited? If not, get excited! It’s Sasha vs. Io!
* UPDATE: Regal booked it! Non-title match on July 1.