It's not often that the champion challenges the challenger to meet them at the pay-per-view, but not every champion is a “Legit Boss.”
After weeks of being assaulted from behind by Carmella, Carmela got a taste of her own medicine on last week's episode of WWE SmackDown when Sasha Banks finally got the jump on her instead.
On Friday, December 4 episode, both women had a verbal confrontation via satellite where each would trade backhanded compliments to the other. Sasha Banks would credit Carmela for everything she's accomplished but remark that she would always need help to get things done. Carmella to embarrass Sasha should they get the opportunity to have a match and Sasha Banks threw down the gauntlet for Carmella to meet her for the SmackDown Women's Championship at WWE TLC.
WWE has now made this match official.
SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks vs. Carmella
At WWE TLC, Sasha Banks will put her SmackDown Women’s Title on the line against Carmella.
For weeks, “The Untouchable One” has unleashed a series of sneak attacks on The Boss. In response, Banks surprised Mella during one of her backstage vignettes and unleashed an all-out assault of her own, locking her in the Bank Statement until she was pulled away by WWE personal.
This resulting interview between the two of them had to be carried out with the two Superstars in separate locations due to the high probability that things would turn volatile. Out of that confrontation, a showdown was established for the WWE TLC pay-per-view.
Six-time World Champion Sasha Banks is truly a dangerous titleholder, making history time and time again whether it be in Hell in a Cell, a WWE Iron Woman Match, or simply in a one-on-one contest for the ages. Nevertheless, despite the glamour of Carmella, there is also no denying that Mella is still money. She boasts an impressive title resume of her own as a former SmackDown Women’s Champion with wins over elite competitors like and Charlotte Flair and Asuka.
Will Carmella prove untouchable against The Boss? Don’t miss WWE TLC, streaming live Sunday, Dec. 20, at 7 ET/4 PT on WWE Network.
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