Update On Sasha Banks' Rumoured WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Return

Will we see 'The Boss' this Sunday night?

Sasha Banks Extreme Rules

With yesterday bringing rumours that Sasha Banks could soon return to WWE after appearing in local advertising for 11 August's SummerSlam pay-per-view, developments on last night's Raw have created speculation that 'The Boss' might make her first appearance in three months at Extreme Rules this Sunday (14 July).

As extrapolated upon by Lords of Pain, Raw saw Banks' friend, Bayley, thrown into a hairy pay-per-view predicament. Her SmackDown Women's Title defence against Alexa Bliss turned into a handicap match when Nikki Cross was added to the clash after winning a Beat the Clock Challenge over 'The Hugger.' This leaves Bayley on the wrong side of a 2-on-1 situation, with Sasha the obvious equaliser.

Of course, this is all speculative. It's a case of the source putting two and two together to come up with a situation that makes sense within WWE's storytelling universe, though there's no guarantee any of this will actually happen.


Regardless, it does seem like the stalemate between Banks and WWE has eased off. Multiple sources have reported her seemingly imminent return over the past few weeks, so let's see if anything happens before SummerSlam.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.