Though Finn Balor could possibly be facing a lengthy absence after suffering a shoulder injury at SummerSlam, WWE received better news on the injury status of Sasha Banks.
According to Dave Meltzer, Banks is not expected to be out of action very long despite having a back injury. The injury won’t require surgery so she could be back sooner than previously feared.
Meltzer noted in Monday’s daily update that the decision to have Banks lose the WWE Women’s Championship at SummerSlam was made because of the injury to her back.
After originally beating Charlotte for the title, Banks dropped it back to her at SummerSlam on Sunday. The event was originally supposed to be Banks’ coronation, but the decision was made to have her win the title for the first time on the first post-draft episode of Raw to kick off the brand split with a big title change and moment.