Now that she’s Raw Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks is back on top of the world. And now that she’s back on top of the world, there’s no shortage of women (and men) looking to knock her off. The first Superstar to step to The Boss, however, was not Charlotte but Rusev and Lana, who pre-empted Charlotte’s response to Sasha’s challenge that the Women’s Title rematch not just be at Hell in a Cell but in Hell in a Cell.
Charlotte, of course, was having none of that, snatching the mic from The Bulgarian Brute to accept Sasha’s challenge and berate The Super Athlete for dismissing the Women’s Revolution. Tensions quickly rose after that as both Lana and Rusev insisted they were the only ones worthy to main-event Raw and step inside Hell in a Cell. Sasha & Charlotte quickly united to send both Superstars tumbling from the ring, and Rusev seemed ready to retaliate until Roman Reigns made his entrance (and not a moment too soon), evening the odds and helping to drive the dastardly duo away.
The Boss and The Big Dog. Has a nice ring to it, don’t ya think? In any case, Sasha Banks & Roman Reigns make a hell of a team, whereas Charlotte & Rusev turned out to be a less-than-ideal duo in Raw’s marquee Mixed Tag Team Match — thanks in no small part to growing tension between Charlotte and Rusev. Lana had warned Charlotte before the match to pull her weight as Rusev’s partner, and as a result of the inherent discord in the ranks, the two Superstars could never quite get on the same page.
That ended up being the undoing of the team when Charlotte tagged in without the knowledge of a loopy Rusev and Banks took control quickly, eventually locking “The Queen” into the Bank Statement. When The Bulgarian Brute attempted to break up the hold, Reigns pounced, Spearing his No. 1 contender into the Mesozoic Era while Charlotte tapped to end the match.