Sasha Banks To Defend SmackDown Women’s Title Against Nia Jax

Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax

It has been announced that WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks will defend her championship against Nia Jax on the March 19th episode of SmackDown.

Tensions between Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair came to the boil on SmackDown as the pair were defeated in surprise fashion by the team of Tamina and Natalya. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler were on commentary along with Jax’s new beau Reginald.

Jax who has taken a shine to Reginald recently, was seen buying him a new suit in an earlier segment. During the match she then sent Carmella’s former sommelier up onto the ring apron to cause the distraction to allow Tamina to gain the upset victory.

This lead to the championship match being announced for the following week.

Just prior to their match against Tamina and Natalya, things got heated between Banks and Belair on the KO Show. The two women taunted each other, with Banks’ actions towards Reginald being a particular bone of contention.

To add another wrinkle into the rivalry between Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, the duo will one again be teaming up at Fastlane to take on Jax and Baszler for their Women’s Tag Team Championships. The meeting will be a rematch from Elimination Chamber where Jax and Baszler retained their titles thanks to a unintended helping hand from Reginald.

Following her victory in the 2021 Royal Rumble match, Bianca Belair chose to face Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37. The EST of the WWE has said that she hopes that the history making match up will “influence people positively.”

Meanwhile it has been reported that WWE are hoping to have 45,000 fans in attendance for each night of WrestleMania, that is a significant increase on the previous estimate of 30,000.