After a remarkable back-and-forth duel on Raw that left the WWE Universe breathless and resulted in a new torchbearer for the Women’s division, WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and Charlotte are set to do it all over again when they face off in a title rematch at SummerSlam.
It was announced on social media that the two Superstars will battle at The Biggest Event of the Summer on Sunday, Aug. 21, reigniting a sensational rivalry that has spanned NXT and WWE.
The Boss captured the WWE Women’s Title — a goal of Banks’ since her youth — on the July 25 edition of Raw, bringing Charlotte’s eight-month reign to a close. The astounding bout saw both women pull out all the stops, from Charlotte executing a moonsault to the floor, to Sasha stealing a page from her idol, Eddie Guerrero, and using creative means to get Dana Brooke ejected from ringside. In an emotional post-match interview, Sasha fought back tears as she proudly claimed to be the one and only Boss in WWE.
Adversaries since their days in NXT, where Sasha also ended a title reign of Charlotte’s, the two competitors have steadily pushed each other’s boundaries with pioneering matches that have redefined the Women’s division. At SummerSlam, however, Charlotte will find herself in the unfamiliar position of challenger. Will the self-proclaimed “Genetically Superior Athlete” — the daughter of “The Dirtiest Player in the Game” Ric Flair — resort to extremes to regain her title? What would it take for Charlotte to separate Sasha from the treasured prize she’s fought her entire life to achieve?