Despite initial reports that Sasha Banks was injured and would not be able to compete this weekend, The Boss is back and “ready to Rumble!”
Sasha Banks hasn’t competed since she appeared to pick up an injury during a live event in Fayetteville, North Carolina when she was wrestling Charlotte Flair.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Sasha Banks appeared to have hurt her left leg or knee during the bout after taking a backbreaker from The Queen. The report says that Banks’ leg appeared to be awkwardly planted following the move before a referee checked on her.
Despite tweeting that she was “good” the day after the incident, WWE provided an update that stated The Boss was indeed injured and was set to be out of action for 6-8 weeks, which would have meant that she would miss the Royal Rumble on January 29th.
BREAKING: @SashaBanksWWE is expected to be out of action for 6-8 weeks after suffering a foot injury Sunday evening at a WWE Live! event in Fayetteville, NC.https://t.co/4jdY3YvWEMpic.twitter.com/JJkYiceRLs
— WWE (@WWE) January 8, 2022
However, on the go home edition of SmackDown, Sasha Banks made a shocking return in front of the Kansas City, MO crowd, confronting Charlotte Flair and declaring that she was “ready to Rumble.”
The return came after Charlotte Flair declared that no one on the SmackDown roster was on her level and was confronted by the rest of the SmackDown women’s roster before Banks’ music hit to a huge ovation. The Boss looked on as the rest of the women brawled and took each other out. After Charlotte delivered a boot to Aliyah and kicked her out of the ring, Sasha Banks entered and confronted her rival face to face before delivering a knee to her face and throwing her over the top rope.
— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2022
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