Io Shirai vs. Sasha Banks added to Wednesday's Great American Bash

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NXT has announced a non-title match has been added to the first night of their “Great American Bash” shows beginning this Wednesday.

In an announcement Saturday, it was revealed that Io Shirai will face Sasha Banks on Wednesday’s broadcast.

The Great American Bash marketing comes in opposition to AEW’s Fyter Fest series that air over the same two-week period.

NXT will be taping its July 1st and July 8th episodes this Wednesday at Full Sail University with tapings to continue the following day.

Shirai won the NXT women’s title earlier this month at the TakeOver: In Your House event in a three-way match with former champion Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley after pinning Ripley.

Here are the matches advertised for this Wednesday’s episode of NXT:
*Io Shirai vs. Sasha Banks in a non-title match
*Mia Yim vs. Dakota Kai vs. Candice LeRae vs. Tegan Nox in a #1 contender’s match
*Roderick Strong vs. Dexter Lumis in a Strap Match
*Aliyah & Robert Stone vs. Rhea Ripley – If Ripley loses, she will join the Robert Stone Brand

AEW will hold its first night of their Fyter Fest shows on Wednesday with the following matches scheduled:
*Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. Best Friends for the AEW tag titles
*Hikaru Shida vs. Penelope Ford for the AEW women’s title
*Cody vs. Jake Hager for the TNT championship
*Private Party vs. Santana & Ortiz
*MJF & Wardlow vs. Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy


Io Shirai vs. Sasha Banks added to Wednesday’s Great American Bash

:heart_eyes: I cannot wait. On paper, could be one of the best matches this year.

There has to be some kind of fuck finish here. Possibly from Io’s next opponent. I’m expecting a fuck finish between Adam Cole & Keith Lee as well though…

Have Bayley Mess it all up for Sasha. You’re right, no way this is a clean finished by the way. Still, I think it will be a very good match and it could further some storyline if they played correctly.

Wast planning on watching this, I am now!

This is my DREAM MATCH, I cannot wait.

I fully expect it to be a MOTY candidate. Easily.