Your Monday Post #43: Sasha Banks vs Paige; Sasha Banks Turns Heel (September, 11th 2013)
Since i almost forgot about this, welcome to the 43rd edition of Your Monday Post. Since i haven’t featured NXT matches that much on this particular feature (HOW DARE I!) and because everyone knows theres some outstanding matches from that particular programming, heres one that kicked off the Great Gimmick now being utilized by the One and Only Sasha Banks.
Banks, who celebrates her birthday today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY SASHA!) saw herself in the biggest match of her career so far against the inaugural NXT women’s champion, Paige, and was facing weeks of pressure from Paige’s Heated Rival, Summer Rae, who berated Banks over losing her relevance while Rae was plotting to take over the division by hurting Paige. Banks found herself storyline-less for a while with the departure of storyline enemy Audrey Marie, and during the match, Rae’s Manipulation certainly helped Banks re-assert herself in the division, because after coming up short, Banks snapped and attacked Paige, thanking Rae for helping her “bring out her rage”. And from there, the dangerous formation of the BFFs became a reality..