Heading into this year’s two-night WWE WrestleMania 37 event, one of the most anticipated matches is Sasha Banks putting her SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line against Royal Rumble 2021 winner Bianca Belair.
However, their storyline has seen the two reluctantly pair up as a tag team, with the tandem set to face WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax for the gold at this Sunday’s Fastlane pay per view.
Not everyone in WWE is a fan of this union though with Vic Joseph and Corey Graves discussing the storyline on the After The Bell podcast.
“I think they can co-exist but I’m riding the fence on this. WrestleMania 23, your main event was John Cena and Shawn Michaels [and] they were your tag team champions going into that main event. As time went on over the years, the event before WrestleMania for whatever reason, the main events always meshed in tag team matches. I was always like, I don’t want to see this, save it for me.
“The Nia/Shayna story is about two foes that became partners so I’ve seen it enough. I’m out on it, I would love to see them as tag team champions but not what is leading into a WrestleMania story because I believe the two individuals themselves have a great story just based on Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, the Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes scenario. I don’t need anything to water this down.
“Let it breathe on its own, let it naturally blossom into what I believe will be a phenomenal WrestleMania moment come April.”
Graves agreed with Joseph, saying:
“Could not be any further out as it pertains to the tag team title match. Sasha and Bianca don’t need it. Two mega stars, this is one of the matches that is simple. Just let it be!
“It’s fine, Sasha Banks arguably the best female performer in the world right now, Bianca Belair is not there yet, but guess what? You know what will put her a hell of a lot closer? A win at WrestleMania.
“I’m here, I’m curious, I’m a fan, I just want to watch that happen, let it unfold. The more you muddy the waters, the less I wanna drink it.”
H/T: Wrestling Inc. for the transcription