On October 30, 2016, history was made. Not only did Sasha Banks and Charlotte step in side Hell In A Cell, but the pair also became the first women to main event a WWE Pay-Per-View.
The ending saw Charlotte stand tall after pinning Banks to regain the WWE Raw Women's Championship. While the match was historic on more than one level for the business, one of the participants reportedly drew the ire of the Chairman Vince McMahon for how the bout ended.
According to The Wrestling Observer, Banks had blame placed on her by McMahon due to the planned finish not being executed properly. Dave Meltzer reported that the original finish was for Banks to be put through the table before being pinned by Charlotte's Natural Selection. However, the table that was set up didn't break when Banks was thrown onto it, leading to the clean pinfall finish that we witnessed.
Meltzer added that many in WWE creative went on the defense for Banks in order to keep the heat off of her.
"Most of the people in the creative meeting tried to defend Sasha and explain to Vince the finish didn't work out because people were pissed that Charlotte won clean (if Charlotte would have pulled the tights or the referee would have called an audible maybe the story would be different), but Vince was 100% convinced that his idea of Sasha losing clean in her hometown was the right move."
Meltzer went on to argue that the match should've then been placed in the middle of the card as opposed to at the end in order to stop the last thing fans watched that night being Banks losing the title in her hometown. Banks and Charlotte will both be members of Team RAW during the Women's Five-on-Five traditional Survivor Series match at the 30th annual Survivor Series on November 20 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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