Raw Superstar Sasha Banks has been pulled from the Mixed Match Challenge tournament due to injury. WWE broadcaster Cathy Kelly announced the injury in a video released on Friday afternoon. The details of the injury have not yet been revealed.
Sasha Banks’ replacement in the tournament will be 6-time Women’s Champion Mickie James. The veteran of both WWE and TNA fame will be joining Banks’ partner Bobby Lashley for (likely) the duration of the competition.
Mickie James and Bobby Lashley compete on next week’s episode against Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox (dubbed “Mahalicia”). Also on that episode, Asuka and The Miz will face the team of Carmella and R-Truth.
We will provide an update on Sasha Banks’ condition when we get more information.
Sasha Banks is not the only female Superstar to be pulled from Mixed Match Challenge due to injury. WWE announced earlier this week that Alexa Bliss is injured and will be unable to team up with Braun Strowman. The latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed that Alexa Bliss’ injury is legitimate. She is suffering through numbness in her arm, which is a sign of potential nerve damage.
Alexa Bliss has been replaced by Ember Moon. Moon and Strowman defeated Kevin Owens and Natalya on Tuesday’s Season 2 premiere. WWE Champions AJ Styles and Charlotte Flair were also in action against Jimmy Uso and Naomi. Styles and Flair took the win after Charlotte made Naomi tap out.