The last time we saw Sasha Banks on a WWE show, she was losing the SmackDown women’s championship to Bianca Belair in the main event of WrestleMania 37. She took a break after, winning an ESPY Award for that match in the meantime.
Because Banks took that time off, there was naturally an assumption that when she returned, she would do so to once again challenge Belair for the title she lost. That’s not what happened.
Well, at least not yet.
Instead, she came to Belair’s defense on Friday Night SmackDown this week:
Zelina Vega and Carmella were beating Belair up, after the champ had just accepted a challenge from Vega, when Banks’ music hit — to a thunderous ovation — and she stormed the ring. She sent the bad gals out and gave Bianca a big hug.
A new team? A set up for yet another Sasha turn?
Get complete SmackDown results and coverage of this week’s episode right here.