When Sasha Banks lost her women's title match with Charlotte at Summerslam, the internet was running rampant with speculation about why she might have dropped the belt so soon after winning it on the July 25th Raw. Some people maintained that she was facing an imminent wellness suspension and the belt was taken off of her for that reason. Now we appear to know the answer.
Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that Sasha Banks is dealing with a back issue.
"Sources with direct knowledge tell us Sasha is scheduled for an evaluation with doctors at the beginning of September, due to pain she’s dealing with in the lower lumbar section of her back."
Banks has been pulled from the road, her name taken off promotional materials for live events until September 23rd, for the show in Moline, Illinois. Two days later is the next Raw pay-per-view, Clash of Champions.
Banks is still listed on the WWE.com Raw Preview as a featured performer for tonight's show in Brooklyn:
Proving that she doesn’t need help to come out on top in big match situations, Charlotte ruthlessly brutalized Sasha Banks last night at SummerSlam to become a two-time WWE Women’s Champion.
Sustaining a lower back injury during last night’s match, The Boss refused to give up despite excruciating pain, and Sasha will undoubtedly display that same tenacity in her quest to reclaim the crown jewel of Raw’s Women’s division. How will she retaliate against Charlotte tonight?
The WWE is saying that she sustained the lower back injury during the match (which, if you watched it, doesn't seem that hard to believe) but PWInsider is reporting that she's been dealing with several nagging injuries that she needs time off to allow to heal, and the decision was made for her to lose the Women's title early last week.
For her part, Sasha is happy just being cryptic on her personal twitter:
There are days that must happen to you!— $asha Bank$ (@SashaBanksWWE) August 22, 2016
We'll just have to continue to recklessly speculate until we see what the angle is when The Boss appears tonight in Barclays.