The Raw women’s championship debuted in mid-2016 when WWE split the Raw and SmackDown brands. According to the data at CageMatch.net, there have been 18 separate championship reigns since the title debuted. Five of those 18 reigns belong to Sasha Banks, which is more than anybody else.
That’s a lot of championship reigns, but Banks is terrible at retaining the title once she wins it. In four of her five reigns, she won the title on an episode of Raw and then lost it on the next pay-per-view event. In all five reigns, Banks lost the championship in her very first televised defense.
Here are all of the relevant details for her five championship reigns:
Reign #1: 27 days
- Banks defeated Charlotte Flair to win the title on the July 25, 2016 episode of Raw.
- She lost the title to Flair on Aug. 21, 2016 at SummerSlam.
Reign #2: 27 days
- Banks defeated Flair to win the title on the Oct. 3, 2016 episode of Raw.
- She lost the title to Flair on Oct. 30, 2016 at Hell in a Cell.
Reign #3: 20 days
- Banks defeated Flair to win the title on the Nov. 28, 2016 episode of Raw.
- She lost the title to Flair on Dec. 18, 2016 at Roadblock: End of the Line.
Reign #4: 8 days
- Banks defeated Alexa Bliss to win the title on Aug. 20, 2017 at SummerSlam.
- She lost the title to Bliss on the Aug. 28, 2017 episode of Raw.
Reign #5: 27 days
- Banks defeated Asuka by count out to win the title on the July 27, 2020 episode of Raw.
- She lost the title to Asuka on Aug. 23, 2020 at SummerSlam.
None of her five reigns have reached 30 days in length, if you start counting on the day the title change aired on television, rather than the date of the taping. Overall, her five reigns come in at 109 days in cumulative length; Sasha recently thanked Vince McMahon for these inglorious stats.
Do you think this pattern will plague Sasha for the rest of her career, or will she eventually find a way to successfully defend singles gold on the WWE main roster?