Sasha Banks challenges Io Shirai to a match next week

Sasha Banks challenged Io Shirai to a match next week, setting up a dream match for The Great American Bash.

“The Boss” and Bayley took to Twitter to confront Shirai who attacked them after they successfully defended their titles last week on NXT. The current NXT Women’s Champion declared, “This is my NXT” as they looked on.

Apparently, Banks isn’t ready to let that stand. “There would be no NXT without Bayley and I,” she said. “So, what do you say at The Great American Bash this Wednesday me and you one on one. Cause the rent’s due boo boo and it’s time to collect.”

General Manager, William Regal, made the match official for next week.

Next week, WWE is reviving the historic summer event as a two-week special on the “black and gold brand.” The event dates all the way back to 1985 when it was established by NWA’s  Jim Crockett Promotions.

The Great American Bash later became a fixture for WCW before WWE made it a brand exclusive pay-per-view in 2004.

Sasha Banks vs. Io Shirai makes this year’s iteration a must-see event. In addition,  Mia YimTegan NoxCandice LeRae, and Dakota Kai will compete in a Fatal Four-Way Match to determine the No. 1 Contender for the NXT Women’s Championship.

The Great American Bash on NXT will begin next Wednesday night and continue on the following episode on July 8.

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