It’s been a controversial few weeks for Nia Jax, who has been looking to make a statement by attacking Shayna Baszler but was suspended a few weeks ago when a brawl with The Queen of Spades included a WWE official called Pat Buck and Jax refused to apologize for her part in the assault.
Despite being suspended, Jax has appeared on the last few episodes of Raw and last week attacked Baszler and her Four Horsewomen teammates as they performed on Raw Underground.
This week on Raw, Jax was once again looking to send a message to Baszler, who was in a match against Bayley but The Boss and the SmackDown Women’s Champion pushed the two women too far and they decided it was time to team together and go after the Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Baszler and Jax were then shown backstage where Jax asked the Submission Magician to help her to win the Women’s Tag Team Championships this weekend and the two women seemingly made the deal that The Irresistible Force would back off and leave the former NXT Women’s Champion alone if she helped her to hold gold.
The two women seemed to reach an agreement but the segment ended with Baszler slapping Jax.
The match was later made official and Banks and Bayley will now face the toughest task of their short reign when they defend their titles on two of the most dominant women in WWE at present at Payback.