As seen on this past week’s episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, Sasha Banks turned heel and attacked her best friend Bayley during a backstage segment on the show.
Dave Meltzer mentioned on the Wrestling Observer‘s forum section of the website that this was not the original plan for their feud. He stated that originally Bayley was the one who was supposed to turn heel in the program. WWE had been planning the Bayley heel turn for some time, but apparently the company decided to change the course of the program.
“Bayley was scheduled to turn. The MSG card had her teaming with Elias vs. Cena & Nikki right until the decision was made to hold up the turn. It wasn’t a red herring. It was a plan written for a turn by that date that they changed it. It appeared Banks did the turn however. Plans like that change weekly. The Banks heel turn was scheduled well before the 2017 Mania at first.”
(H/T our friends at Ringside.com for the transcriptions.)