Despite reports that she would be forced to miss the big event, Sasha Banks has been cleared to compete at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, WWE.com announced in a statement.
Banks and partner Bayley competed in a triple threat tag team match on Monday Night Raw, but the Legit Boss was forced to leave after reportedly re-aggravating a shoulder problem. This led to immediate concern that Banks wouldn't be able to take part in the Elimination Chamber match.
But Banks and Bayley will indeed be teaming up together, looking to become the inaugural Women's Tag Team Champions. The match - which takes place inside an Elimination Chamber - also includes the tag teams of Nia Jax-Tamina, The Riott Squad, Mandy Rose-Sonya Deville, The IIconics and Naomi-Carmella.
Had Banks not been able to compete, it's anybody's guess what the plans would have been for Bayley at Elimination Chamber. Would they have found her a new partner, and if so, who? Otherwise, WWE would have likely pulled Bayley and add a new duo to the card.
There are a handful of WWE superstars dealing with injuries right now, so losing Banks would have been a big blow. Seth Rollins is recovering from a back injury and trying to get healthy before WrestleMania 35, while Becky Lynch and AJ Styles are dealing with knee and sports hernia injuries, respectively.
But the good news is all of them seem poised to be healthy and ready in time for WrestleMania 35. Rollins and Lynch currently aren't on the Elimination Chamber card, but Styles is set to challenge for Daniel Bryan's WWE Championship - along with four other superstars.
What This Means
With Banks thankfully healthy and good to go, the women's Elimination Chamber match is all set now. And with the Women's Tag Team Championships on the line, Banks figures to steal the show once again.