This post contains potential spoilers regarding a big name return on the July 30th episode of SmackDown.
According to a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Sasha Banks is set to make her long-awaited return to WWE.
While Banks’ role was originally unclear, an update has suggested that the former champion will now wrestle on SmackDown. If Banks does get in the ring, it will be her first match on the blue brand since March 19th.
Johnson adds that although it was never officially confirmed, Banks has been filming material as Koska Reeves, her Star Wars character, for a future Disney+ Lucasfilm series. This comes after Banks made numerous appearances during the second series of The Mandalorian.
Sasha Banks has been absent from WWE television since being defeated by Bianca Belair at WrestleMania 37.
With Banks out the picture, Belair has gone on to feud with Bayley before recently locking horns with Carmella. However, despite Banks’ absence, both women have talked up the possibility of a rematch.
WWE has already seen the return of John Cena in recent weeks while rumours persist that Becky Lynch may also be in line for a return. Lynch has teased a comeback on multiple occasions, most recently at WWE Money In The Bank.
The SmackDown Women’s division has been the scene of much change in recent times with debuts of Toni Storm, Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox. However, it hasn’t all been good news as in the lead up to Money In The Bank, Bayley suffered a serious knee injury that will keep her out of action for around nine months.