On the June 25th episode of Monday Night Raw, Bayley suddenly became a lot less huggable when she finally snapped on her best frenemy, Sasha Banks.
— WWE (@WWE) June 26, 2018
However, in spite of how exciting Bayley’s new spine is, there are a lot of different directions this feud could go – and a lot of ways it could go wrong.
Here are three potential outcomes of the Bayley-Banks feud.
Bayley Turns Heel
This is the scenario that the vast majority of the WWE Universe wants, myself included. And luckily for us, given that Bayley was the aggressor in her most recent blow-up with Banks, it seems that WWE is at least flirting with the idea of turning her heel.
Unfortunately, Bayley is mostly the female John Cena, and turning her evil would break a lot of kids’ hearts – something that WWE isn’t too keen on doing. But Bayley herself said on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s podcast that her character needs more edge, and turning her would undoubtedly earn WWE a lot of brownie points with adult fans.
The Return of Dr. Shelby
Following Bayley’s vicious attack on Banks, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle ordered them both to counseling. If they don’t go, they’ll be fired.
The next night on SmackDown, Team Hell No reunited.
Coincidence? Yes. But that doesn’t change the fact that this storyline has “Dr. Shelby” written all over it. Even Dr. Shelby thinks so.
— Dr. Shelby (@DrShelbyTweets) June 26, 2018
Dr. Shelby’s segments with Kane and Daniel Bryan were comedy gold – but WWE doesn’t seem to be going for comedy with Bayley and Banks. That being said, the ex-friends certainly have the chemistry to pull off something compelling. If done right, the counseling sessions could serve as a vehicle to entirely turn Bayley heel. If done wrong – well, it could be a disaster.
But what would be the best way to end this feud? Check out our next page.