Sasha Banks was pivotal in changing the perception of women’s wrestling in the United States. During the Divas era and before, WWE treated female competitors as afterthoughts or objects of sexual desire. Banks and her then NXT compatriots came together to show fans that things didn’t have to be that way.
Sasha, Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Paige, and others were the first to be taken seriously by the company as in-ring competitors. The result was the women getting their pay-per-view and eventually main eventing WrestleMania. Sasha’s contributions cannot be overlooked.
In a recent interview with The Athletic, Banks talked about how proud she was of what she helped women’s wrestling become. Sasha said she always wants to be the main event. There are also some even bigger ambitions she’s working on.
“This universe keeps giving me so much more. It’s so cool that my hard work since I was a kid is paying off. Women’s wrestling, something I wanted forever, it’s being taken seriously. I never want that to change. I want it to be something people look to and think it’s the greatest thing they’ve ever seen. I want my face on the posters. I want people buying tickets to see Sasha Banks…
I think I can in such a different way, I see The Rock as maybe the biggest global superstar, and John Cena is coming right behind him. It would be cool to see a woman step into that level. I think with Sasha Banks and Mercedes Varnado right there, I think the stars are aligned for me.”
Sasha Banks doesn’t just want to be one of the biggest superstars in WWE. She believes she can become a global superstar like The Rock and John Cena. Banks is off to a great start, earning rave reviews for her role in The Mandalorian. There could be even bigger things in the future for the charismatic star.
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