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Three top championship wins from Sasha Banks

Just yesterday marked four years since Sasha Banks Banks won the Women’s Championship (shortly thereafter named the RAW Women’s Championship) from Charlotte Flair. This also made her the second woman to ever hold this title in history as it was introduced that same year. This faded out the Divas Championship and was awarded to Charlotte Flair from her victory in the Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 32 which also involved Banks and Becky Lynch.

Banks winning this match started a back and forth between her and Flair with the title constantly changing hands. Depending on who you speak to, this was seen as either a good thing or a bad thing. On the negative side, Banks would never hold the title past her first defense or for more than 30-days. On the positive side, it showed that this title was heavily valued and that both of these women would fight forever to hold it.

Although this win would be a big one for Banks and a joy to many fans, she has had some memorable other victories as well surrounding title wins. Let’s highlight a few.

Elimination Chamber – 2019 – Women’s Tag Team Championship

Sasha Banks made history at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in 2019 when she and Bayley became the inaugural Women’s Tag Team Champions. This was big moment not just for Banks but for the women’s division as the new titles were highly anticipated. What came of the title reign was criticized but very few people can deny that this win was a big one for Banks.

In the match that lasted over 30-minutes, Banks & Bayley started and ended the match with Fire & Desire and outlasted the other four teams involved. She was used in the decision as well with her submission on Sonya Deville.

Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte (c) – NXT Women’s Championship – TakeOver Rival – 2015

Although this title win wasn’t on the main roster and prior to her holding the RAW Women’s Championship, it is one to certainly remember. A Fatal 4-way between the Four Horsewomen was a pleasure to see at the time. Charlotte was the champion heading into the match and despite there being two other women in this match, Banks made sure to pin the champion.

The fall of the match came with the Bank Statement locked in but Banks flipped it into a crucifix pin. She held the title for 191-days and during that time she had a memorable feud with Bayley which is still talked about to this day.

Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair (c) – Falls Count Anywhere -RAW Women’s Championship – RAW 11.28.16

As mentioned earlier, yesterday was four years since Banks won the RAW Women’s Title the very first time. Since then she won it three other times, but the last time she defeated Charlotte was one to certainly revisit. After a double count out earlier in the night, this match was put in the main event and had the falls count anywhere stipulation.

The action spilled out through the arena with Charlotte executing a moonsault off the announce table to Banks on the floor below. The action spilled out into the crowd and Banks was able to lock in her Bank Statement on The Queen between the railing on the arena stairs. Banks would win back the title that night for the third and last time of their feud. She dropped the title back to Charlotte a few weeks later in a 30-minute iron match.

Which championship win of Sasha’s was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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