Reason Behind Sasha Banks’ Absence From WWE Smackdown Shows

Reason Behind Sasha Banks’ Absence From WWE Smackdown Shows

Sasha Banks
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Sasha Banks hasn’t been seen on WWE television since before SummerSlam 2021. She heavily featured in the hype leading up to the biggest event of the summer, but then she suddenly missed some back-to-back shows including that PPV event, itself. She was present during some of the recent tapings from the blue brand but no TV appearance was scheduled for her.

This has certainly kept the fans wondering about her whereabouts especially since WWE won’t be willing to keep a top star like her, out of action. But it appears the company has a good reason to keep Sasha Banks in her existing hiatus, at least for the time being.

Reason Behind Sasha Banks’ Absence From WWE Smackdown Shows 1

According to the reports of Wrestling INC, Sasha Banks is now medically cleared to compete (unlike the previous claims that she was medically disqualified to compete at Summerslam 2021) and has been present backstage at SmackDown shows. But WWE creative doesn’t have any storyline reserved for her, right now. So, until and unless, they are coming up with something, the former champion is likely to remain absent from Friday nights.

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Sasha Banks waiting for WWE creative’s signal

To be precise, Sasha Banks has not wrestled since the August 7 WWE Supershow live event in Ft. Myers, Florida. PWInsider previously reported that the hope was that if all goes well, she will return to the road for WWE during the weekend of September 10, which was the Super SmackDown taping from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Despite the advertisements, the top star didn’t make her return.

Reason Behind Sasha Banks’ Absence From WWE Smackdown Shows 2

During the absence, Sasha Banks isn’t keeping herself, low-profile. Former WWE Superstar Kalisto took to his Instagram story, just a few days ago and uploaded a photo of himself with The Boss as they seemed to be training in a wrestling ring. They are good friends in real life as Banks and her husband have even gone on trips with Kalisto and his wife in the past.

It seems that Sasha Banks will be back in the ring just when she gets the green signal from the creative team of the WWE. At present, Becky Lynch will defend her Smackdown Women’s Title against Bianca Belair this Sunday at the Extreme Rules 2021 pay-per-view. So it is possible that WWE starts using Sasha again, once this PPV gets over.

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