During the 'Road to WrestleMania', it seemed that WWE had taken a well-defined path as regards the storyline that would have featured Smackdown champion Bayley. According to many sources, in fact, Bayley should have faced her best friend Sasha Banks already at the Showcase of the Immortals, with the two who have been pairing in the rings of the blue show for several months now and who would have had to split, and then culminate their feud in that of Wrestlemania.
Apparently, the initial plans for this great feud would have been first moved to SummerSlam and now apparently, postponed once more to after the summer.
WWE postpones Big Feud
To give the news that obviously turns out to be still a rumor, albeit quite reliable, was the well-known overseas site Wrestle Talk which, in one of its latest updates, reported: "We were also told that part of the reasons why the match between Bayley and Banks has been moved once again, is to be found in the SummerSlam location, which could be moved once again, not having established a venue yet"
The continuous problems related to the pandemic, which have changed all the plans of the federation since before Wrestlemania, would have prevented the McMahons also from making long-term plans for their wrestlers. WWE would like to hold the feud between Sasha and Bayley in a place where the public would be the master, without having to hold the big event in an empty place, such as the Orlando Performance Center.
Initially, SummerSlam was to be aired from the city of residence of Sasha Banks, Boston, the current home of the former WWE champion, with the girl who was thus to take a huge pop from the crowd in the city arena, entering as the company's babyface in this great feud.
The event was originally scheduled to take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, but Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the suspension of all large-scale gatherings and that no permit would be issued for an event that could draw a large crowd before September 7. WWE has not yet commented on this matter.