In her first match in over a year, WWE announced Saturday that Paige will face Sasha Banks this Monday night on Raw.
— WWE (@WWE) December 2, 2017
Paige was slated to make her in-ring return this past Monday night on Raw in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville against Banks, Bayley, and Mickie James, but Bayley and James were assaulted in the locker room before the bell rang. This was done so Paige and friends could make an overture to The Boss to join their ranks.
Insisting that they had pledged allegiance to Paige for trailblazing the Women’s Evolution before the likes of Charlotte Flair, Asuka or Alexa Bliss, Absolution gave Banks the opportunity to join them rather than suffer the same fate as Bayley and Mickie.
Rather than join the trio, The Boss instead opted to throw hands with Paige, and Absolution quickly swarmed the former Raw Women’s Champion with a three-on-one attacked.
Paige and Banks have faced off in the past as they wrestled a couple times on television in 2015, as well as in NXT.