Sasha Banks on Being Frustrated In NXT, the Current State of Women’s Wrestling In WWE, More

Aug 12, 2015 - by Marc Middleton

– The new episode of Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast features WWE NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. You can hear the full interview at this link.

They talk about the current state of women’s wrestling in WWE and Sasha said that she is proud to be a part of the Divas Revolution and is excited for what the future holds. She said that women are changing sports and mentions Rhonda Rousey’s recent 34 second victory. Sasha said that one of her goals is to one day main event a WWE pay-per-view. She added that she always wanted to be a wrestler but never bought into the “Bra and Panties” matches or Playboy magazine covers. She “wanted to wrestle like a man” and credits Sara Del Rey with changing the way women are taught to wrestle down in WWE developmental. She also called Norman Smiley the “backbone” of the developmental system.

Sasha also said that NXT is not “developmental” – it is the WWE’s third brand. She said that she never thought she’d actually be brought up to WWE’s main roster and remembers Divas such as Summer Rae and Paige being called up before her. She revealed that became frustrated until the NXT Divas began making noise thanks to the NXT Takeover specials.

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