Sasha Banks suffered a back injury during her Raw Women's Championship match against Becky Lynch at Hell in a Cell, The Legit Boss is going to miss some time.
According to WWE insider Brad Shepard, Banks has been removed from the weekend shows in Odessa and Amarillo, Texas. Banks was also absent from this week's episode of Monday Night Raw.
According to a source in #WWE, Sasha Banks was pulled from the Odessa and Amarillo (TX) live events this weekend.— Brad Shepard of ProSportsExtra.com (@TheBradShepard) October 10, 2019
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News), added that her back injury "was feared to be serious," although they weren't sure of how severe it was "as of early in the week."
One can only hope that Banks won't have to miss much time here. She's done an excellent job of portraying the main heel of the women's Division on Monday Night Raw, and her two championship matches against Lynch were nothing short of excellent. This has been one of the top feuds of 2019, and it'd be a shame if Banks had to miss long-term action.
Banks only returned from a four-month hiatus back in August, where she attacked Natalya to solidify her first heel turn on the main event roster. The Legit Boss stepped away after WrestleMania 35, as she needed time off to consider her future in wrestling.
With support from Bayley and her husband, Banks trained hard and brought herself back into the ring two months ago. She's in the midst of perhaps her greatest run yet in WWE, and another championship reign doesn't seem far off.
Banks' Injury Leaves WWE In A Bind
The WWE draft is set to begin on SmackDown Live tonight, and Banks was listed as one of the eligible superstars to be selected. Her injury status could affect some of WWE's plans for the draft, because if she's out long-term, they'll need to find a new rival for Lynch. This could impact the decisions made at the draft podium on SmackDown tonight. We'll just have to see how things play out, and we can only hope that Banks won't miss too much time.