Sasha Banks Makes History As She Becomes SmackDown Women’s Champion

Sasha Banks

At WWE‘s Hell In A Cell, Sasha Banks made history in more ways than one.

Aside from becoming the first woman to step foot inside the hellacious structure three times, and only the 12th Superstar to do so overall, The Boss also ended Bayley’s reign of over one year as SmackDown Women’s Championship to capture the title for the first time and become a Grand Slam Champion.

An instant classic of a match almost a year in the making would see Banks and Bayley clash inside the red structure in WWE’s ThunderDome as the second of three Hell In A Cell Matches to take place on the card – before Banks emerged victorious and as the new champion of the blue brand.

As well as her latest reign as SmackDown Women’s Champion beginning, Banks boasts a legacy of already being a five-time RAW Women’s Champion, a two-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, and a one-time WWE NXT Women’s Champion. The Boss becomes the third Women’s Grand Slam Champion, joining only her opponent at Hell In A Cell, Bayley, and current RAW Women’s Champion Asuka. Not only that, but Banks is the first Superstar to win the RAW, SmackDown and Women’s Tag Team Championships in the same calendar year.

For most of 2020, Sasha Banks and Bayley have stood side-by-side. The Boss’ monumental SmackDown Women’s Championship win also sees her become the first woman to win a title from someone she’s previously held tag team gold with.

You can read the Hell In A Cell results in their entirety here.