Sasha Banks on Bayley, Favorite RAW Moment, Women’s Rumble, & More
Radio station talkSPORT held a recent interview with Sasha Banks discussing the possibility of feuding with Bayley on RAW, her favorite RAW moment of all-time, who she wants to see appear in the Women’s Royal Rumble match, and more.
On the topic of a possible feud with Bayley on RAW, Banks stated she would love to restart her feud with Bayley on the main roster within the near future. She also stated Bayley helped bring out the best in her and wants to show the world again why she should be considered as the greatest women’s wrestler ever.
“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.”
On the topic of her favorite RAW moment of all-time, Banks stated she has too many to choose from as her top pick but considered anything by Stone Cold Steve Austin done to Vince McMahon to be the best.
“There’s so many! I loved everything ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin did to Vince McMahon, everything ‘Stone Cold’ and Kurt Angle did, and The Dudley Boyz putting Mae Young through a table. I remember my Mum saying ‘Oh my god, they can’t be doing this!’ because we were watching it together and she was horrified! And I was like this is what I want to do with my left, but now she’s my biggest fan. There are so many memories and so many memories I got to create myself too, winning the Women’s Championship in LA was a huge highlight for me.”
When asked who she would like to see appear at the upcoming Women’s Royal Rumble match, Banks mentioned Trish Stratus, Lita, and Medusa among her choices.
“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.”
Near the end of the interview, Banks was asked about her favorite moments from her career so far. Banks mentioned her match against Bayley at NXT Brooklyn and the first ever Women’s Hell in a Cell match in her list of favorite career moments.
The highlights of my own career? Getting signed, NXT Brooklyn, being the first ever women to main event an NXT TakeOver. From that to getting to main event Raw for the Raw Championship, to Hell in a Cell and main eventing a pay-per-view. There’s so much to be thankful for, wrestling in Abu Dhabi was incredible too. Being the first-ever to win the Royal Rumble would be the next huge goal.
Other topics discussed during the interview included Banks looking forward to the RAW 25th anniversary celebrations, her earliest memories of RAW, making history in the WWE, and her future career goals.