Sasha Banks and Bayley Are The Best Thing Going in WWE Right Now

WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley are carrying the entire company on their backs right now. As WWE Tag Team Champions, Banks and Bayley hold one of only two championships that doesn't have a counterpart for each of WWE's three brands (the other being the 24/7 Championship). As a result, Banks and Bayley are able to appear on all three brands every week, a schedule that might have been overwhelmingly grueling before the Pandemic Era, but which is entirely sustainable thanks to the filming schedule that normally films an entire two weeks worth of shows in two days.

Banks and Bayley have been firing on all cylinders since pairing up on Smackdown earlier this year. The storyline surrounding both women originally started seemingly as a way to set up a feud between the two for Bayley's WWE Smackdown Women's Championship, and that surely is still the eventual endgame, but rather than rush into that outcome months ago, WWE has uncharacteristically defied expectations by keeping Banks and Bayley together and, in fact, solidifying their friendship with a Tag Team Championship reign. Since then, Banks and Bayley have taken their act to a new level entirely, succeeding at pretty much every area required of WWE Superstars.

Sasha Banks and Bayley have already been turning in their best character work ever, and an entertaining promo can always be counted on when Banks and Bayley come to the ring with a microphone. Their wrestling has always been great, but it's also never been better, especially now that Banks and Bayley are able to bring their act to every WWE weekly show. The pair defended their championships against Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart in the main event of NXT last week, and it was one arguably the best match of any show at any promotion that week, and that's during a week when both WWE and AEW put on some great matches. Banks and Bayley even joined the commentary booth on WWE Smackdown last week, and it elevated the normally bland dialogue between Michael Cole and Corey Graves to a highly entertaining level while still advancing the storyline of the Women's Tag Team Championships during a match between The New Day and Lucha House Party.

The best part is, the best is yet to come for Sasha Banks and Bayley. Eventually, they will lose those Tag Team Championships, though I personally hope that doesn't happen for months to come. Banks and Bayley will eventually turn on each other and feud over the Smackdown Women's Championship, and what better place for that to play out than in the main event at WrestleMania? It would mark nearly six years since their iconic match for the NXT Women's Championship at NXT Takeover Brooklyn in 2015, though this time, it will almost certainly be Sasha Banks as the face overcoming a heel Bayley. I can't think of any feud or storyline more deserving of the number one spot of prominence for this "season" of WWE. Can you?

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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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