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King: The Boss Versus The Man…Years In The Making

Chris King is breaking down the highly-intense Raw Women’s Championship Match at Clash of Champions, and how this rivalry is building to Hell In A Cell.

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Chris King is breaking down the highly-intense Raw Women’s Championship Match at Clash of Champions, and how this rivalry is building to Hell In A Cell.

Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch waged war last night, at WWE Clash of Champions where The Man successfully defended her Raw Women’s Championship against The Boss. By now you know the story behind the match, The Boss took her ball and went home, following WrestleMania 35. Banks disappeared for four months, and then returned with a vengeance on the August 12th episode of Raw.

The Boss of the old days in NXT had finally returned, to stake her claim as the talk of the women’s division with a new hair color and a vicious attitude. Banks ruthlessly attacked Natalya and The Man came down to make the save but, was left beaten and battered for her efforts.

During Banks’ absence, Lynch rose to the top of the food chain beating the holy hell out of then-Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey and her long-time friend-turned-rival Charlotte Flair. The Man won the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble punching her ticket to Mania where, she became “Becky Two Belts” in the first-ever Winners-Take-All Women’s Main Event.

Going into this highly-intense contest, Lynch had lost a ton of edge and momentum following her program with Lacey Evans and the god awful Mixed Tag Team Match with her “real-life” fiance and Universal Champion Seth Rollins against Evans and Baron Corbin. The Man needed a spark to light her on fire again, and the answer was The Boss. The last time the two members of The Four-Horsewomen wrestled on a pay-per-view level stage, was during their NXT career at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable.

Lynch and Banks came up side-by-side in NXT, having each other’s backs at all costs, until The Boss became the NXT Women’s Champion at TakeOver Rival. On April 22, 2015 episode of NXT, Lynch defeated the other two members of The Horsewomen Flair and Bayley to become the number-one contender, and challenge her former friend at Unstoppable. At the NXT spectacle Lynch and Banks stole the show with an A+ performance, but The boss prevailed as the victor and successfully retained her NXT title.

This time around was much different, as Banks was the one who needed to prove her worth in the women’s division that had evolved during her absence. Lynch was the top dog now, as the women’s champion she’s been dominant ever since Mania racking up victories left and right. Their highly-intense battle last night, was reminiscent to Banks vs. Charlotte Flair back in 2016 in their falls-count-anywhere match on November 28, 2016 episode of Raw.

The Man and The Boss stole the show once again, in a fantastic chaotic Attitude Era-esque match. During the middle of the match after Lynch had withstood all of Banks’ tricks and maneuvers, The Boss grabbed a chair and that’s when things got dicy. As Lynch got hold of and accidentally struck the official, so what did the two bitter rivals do? They proceeded to fight all over the arena.

After it was all said and done, The Man took care of business and walked out of Charlotte, NC with her Raw Women’s Championship. In a post-match interview Lynch hinted that this war is far from over.

With Hell in a Cell right around the corner, the WWE Universe is already clamoring for The Man and The Boss to face-off inside the demonic structure on October 6, 2019. The first and last time the women fought inside hell in a cell was back in 2016 where Banks clashed with her long-time friend-turned-rival Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s Championship. It was meant with plenty of criticism and disappointment however, I can say with certainty that they won’t be saying the same thing about The Man and The Boss!


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