Sasha Banks talks about becoming the Boss

Jan 22, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck


“When I first got started, I was just more thankful and happy that I got signed by the WWE. I felt like I was too nervous to even try to stand out. I was just trying to be myself, just this happy go lucky girl, just like living her dreams, until I figure out that you need a character to stand out here too. At the time, I wasn’t really being used, but I was being used more as a good hand, so to speak. I looked at what they didn’t have down at NXT at the time, which were heels. I talked to Tyler Breeze, at the time, who was trying to find his voice and his character and he told me to write ten different character pitches with different names and different backgrounds and the first one I wrote was The Boss because, being around Snoop Dogg, all the people around him called him The Boss. At the time, Floyd Mayweather was out there, Nikki Minaj, and all these larger than life characters that were cocky, flashy, and flamboyant and that’s who I wanted to be because I strive myself to be the best wrestler that I can and I feel like I was the best, but I just didn’t have that character to let people know that I was the best. I was talking to Dream and Dream helped me so much trying to find the voice of this Legit Boss character and now I’m here today. Being part of the group BFF, with Summer Rae and Charlotte, at the time Summer Rae was on the main roster and coming back down for tapings and just little things of her telling me how to look at the camera or when the camera guys had five fingers up you have five seconds and then they’re gonna cut away from you. It’s little things like that where I just kind of understood the camera work of everything and wrestling kind of came easier with me and understanding your character, but once you understand your character, you don’t have to think about your moves anymore. You just embody this character where the moves almost become second nature and everything flows together where you’re thinking, ‘My character will do this here or my character will be here or sell this way.’ It wasn’t really until I got into the BFF group and then I kind of branched off on my own, where it kind of really clicked for me.”

source: E&C Pod of Awesomeness

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