The first match has been announced for WWE Fastlane on Sunday, March 21. The team of Smackdown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair will challenge WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the titles again. At WrestleMania on April 10-11, Banks will defend her title against Belair.
The reason I say again is because Jax/Baszler already beat Banks/Belair at Elimination Chamber last month, but WWE felt like they had to do the match again. There’s no storyline explanation for this other than WWE just announced it tonight. There wasn’t even anything controversial about the match at Elimination Chamber. Reginald tried to help Banks and her team win, but Banks refused to use a champagne bottle and then Jax hit a Samoan Drop on Banks to retain the titles. It’s not like the heels cheated. There was nothing illegal about it.
Here’s more info on the match from WWE.com today:
Before SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks battles 2021 Royal Rumble Match winner Bianca Belair on The Grandest Stage of Them All, the two elite Superstars will join forces to challenge the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax for the illustrious titles at WWE Fastlane.
Although Baszler & Jax may not always see eye-to-eye as individuals, the destructive tandem has personified squared circle dominance as two-time titleholders. But will they able to rebuke the combined opposition of two Superstars currently at the top of their game?
Banks has proven that she is, in fact, every bit of the “Blueprint” of the Women’s division as of late, and Belair has all the momentum in the world. The two overcame Baszler & Jax alongside sommelier Reginald on SmackDown, but the champions fired back with a win at WWE Elimination Chamber. But will they be able to work together effectively to conquer the champions with the WrestleMania showdown on the horizon?
Find out at WWE Fastlane, streaming live Sunday March 21 beginning as at 7 ET/ 4 PT on Peacock and WWE Network.
We should learn more about Fastlane tomorrow on Smackdown as well. Daniel Bryan faces Jey Uso in a Steel Cage match and if Bryan wins, he goes on to Fastlane to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Title. It should be a win for Bryan on Smackdown.
That’s all for now.