Update on Sasha Banks After Missing WWE Summerslam

Aug 22, 2021 - by James Walsh

Sasha Banks did not compete at last night’s WWE SummerSlam as planned, and a new report has an update on her status. As was reported last night, Banks was announced just before her scheduled match with Bianca Belair that Banks would not be appearing and Belair eventually faced Lynch in a quick losing effort.

The Banks and Belair match had been been absent from live events leading up to the PPV, with both Banks and Belair not at the shows due to what WWE called “unforeseen circumstances.” According to Fightful Select, sources in WWE have confirmed that Banks was not cleared to compete and that the company hopes to have her back soon.

Additionally, it was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE knew eight days ago that Banks wouldn’t likely be able to compete.

One Response

  1. Michael Vincent says:

    Removing Banks from the show made perfect sense. They just brought her back and I don’t imagine they would want to have her lose a big match like this, especially since WWE had to dip into the well not once but twice for returns last night. I thought I read that they were intending to hold off Lynch’s return until October, but I guess they wanted to pull out all the stops after the AEW show the night before.

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