WWE Raw star Sasha Banks recently spoke with talkSPORT and below are some interview highlights:
Let’s talk about the Rumble then, another milestone in women’s wrestling. How big of a deal is it to you?
I’m so extremely excited about it. I’ve been pumping up my cardio game like crazy, just knowing that I have the potential to be the first entry and hopefully stay in there for the whole sixty minutes. I’m extremely excited and nervous, but I’m really looking forward to seeing who the surprise entrants could be and now I can’t for the actual Rumble to start. It’s incredible that we keep making history, so to kick off 2018 with a bang of this exciting news and the winner going on to wrestle a champion of their choosing. Having something to look forward to for WrestleMania is going to be so cool.
You mention surprises, who would you like to see return and get involved in the Rumble?
I would love to see Trish (Stratus) and Lita, of course. Beth Phoenix, Molly Holly, Jazz, Jacqueline. Just all the women I grew up watching – Medusa, that would be amazing. Even girls from NXT would be amazing too. But the potential to see who’s going to be in it is endless because we only have about thirty girls across the brands, so we do need those little extra for the Rumble.
If I was the first entrant and I was waiting for opponent I would love to hear Trish Stratus’ music. Not only would I mark out as a fan, but also it would be something really cool. Her music is so iconic, she’s such a legend in this business that would be an amazing way to start off the Rumble.
If you were to have that singles match, be it this year or at future WrestleMania’s would it be with Bayley? Only we’re yet to see that rivalry on the main roster, despite it being one of NXT’s greatest ever feuds.
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Over the past year I’ve been told if I was going to be heel or face and we kept going back and fourth on it. But that rivalry with Bayley is something I’d love to pick right back up because she actually has my number, which pisses me off because in my heart I know I’m the greatest women’s wrestler ever. It’s about showing her and the world that I’m the best and it would be great to pick up that rivalry again with her. I’m in no rush; I plan to be with WWE for a very long time so we can tell that story anytime. Sasha Banks is all about being me and it’s not arrogance it’s confidence, I am the very best at what I do.