Following the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view this past weekend, there was much chatter about Vince McMahon changing the finish to the women’s championship match. It saw Sasha Banks drop the belt in her hometown of Boston instead of defending it. In a recent interview on Busted Open, Ric Flair provided more clarity on the situation.
“They took two huge spots out of the match, during the match, because they were afraid Sasha [Banks] was going to get hurt. If the original plan had been, there were two things and I don’t want to say what they were, but you can only imagine. One of them involved a moonsault.”
This just brings more reason to believe that McMahon doesn’t have any faith that Banks can wrestle without getting injured. There were reports that he thought that she was injury prone and this just solidifies that premise even further. The fact that he changed the outcome of the match for that reason may have taken her completely out of the title picture for the time being.
Although Banks has become a crowd favorite, McMahon clearly doesn’t have enough trust in her to give her a lengthy title reign. It may open the door for Bayley to make a run at the championship in the near future after defeating Dana Brooke at Hell in a Cell. Ultimately, it shows that Banks still has much to do to gain McMahon’s trust.