Reason why WWE slotted Sasha Banks is on the Royal Rumble Pre-show
On Sunday, Sasha Banks will face Nia Jax during the Royal Rumble Kickoff show. Many people see that as a demotion, and some are even wondering if WWE officials are punishing The Boss somehow by keeping her off the Royal Rumble PPV and on the Kickoff show
Banks is not being punished, nor is she in the doghouse with WWE officials. The fact is that the Royal Rumble pay-per-view is absolutely stacked, so the card can’t fit every match onto the PPV even though it’s expected to be over four hours long.
Not to mention, the Kickoff show will need matches to air on the WWE Network anyway, and the Raw Tag Team Title match will be a part of the Kickoff show as well. It’s understandable for the WWE Universe to defend The Boss, but there isn’t anything to this rumor about being punished.
source: THE SpOTLight