This week on WWE Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon appeared to address the situation with the Raw Women’s Championship.
McMahon said that next week there will be a match to determine who is the rightful champion. It will be Asuka vs. Sasha Banks next week and the match can also end on a disqualification and a count-out, which means that Bayley will have to stay out of the match or risk costing her best friend the title.
As it was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio, the reason why they are doing a rematch is that Vince McMahon wants bigger matches on Raw to boost the ratings. The original plan was for Asuka to retain the title at Extreme Rules but that was changed a few hours before the show went on the air.
SHE HAS SPOKEN.@StephMcMahon rules that @WWEAsuka and @SashaBanksWWE will compete for the #WWERaw #WomensTitle NEXT WEEK … and Sasha can lose by pinfall, submission, countout, disqualification, or even if anyone 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴. pic.twitter.com/qHn0P83ilI
— WWE (@WWE) July 21, 2020