TheWrap received word that Sasha Banks will be facing Natalya on tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW.The Boss has been busy tormenting The Queen of Hearts over the course of the past several weeks. TheWrap piece also gives details from a RAW writer as to what the purpose is of tonight in furthering the Sasha Banks character:
Sasha Banks is finally returning to the WWE wrestling ring on Monday’s “Raw” in a match with Natalya, WWE has confirmed to TheWrap. Before the bell rings for that faceoff, the Boss will open tonight’s show with a heel promo, a person with knowledge of the current script plans tells TheWrap exclusively.
This week’s script intends to walk the WWE Universe through Banks’ turn from a babyface to a bad guy. Banks, whose real name is Mercedes Justine Kaestner-Varnado, had been away from WWE for nearly five months after a loss at WrestleMania 35 in New Jersey. There, Banks and Bayley dropped their tag team titles to The IIconics, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce.
At the time this story was published, it was undecided how “real” Banks’ promo and the explanation for her heel turn would get.
“Last week’s promo by Sasha was designed to establish her character’s villainous take on all situations,” one key “Raw” writer, who requested their name be withheld from this story, told us. “This week’s is designed to get into the backstory, why she’s turned heel, the motivation behind the change in her persona.”