Sasha Banks is one of the WWE’s Four Horsewomen. The Legit Boss has wanted to wrestle all her life and has become one of the best Pro Wrestlers currently in the game. At Royal Rumble, Sasha faces Ronda Rousey. There’s a similar work ethic between both women, but their stories are polar opposite in regards to how they made it to WWE.
Sasha Banks spoke to TalkSport about her recent frustrations, and her goal of becoming a double champion in 2019 which may start at Royal Rumble:
“For me, frustration is what you need to strive you to get better. You have to fail to succeed and you can’t just stay at the top because there’s nowhere else to go. If you’re just at the top, you’re gonna go stale, you’re gonna stagnate, you’re never going to learn and grow and for me, the last year has been a rollercoaster of a career, but I felt the most accomplished when Vince McMahon said the Women’s Tag Team titles were coming. I wasn’t getting used in the title picture, so I found a different focus and a different goal.
“I worked so hard on my craft, I worked hard to be the best singles wrestler and now I’m working hard to be the best tag team wrestler that I can. For me, yes I was frustrated, but I got everything I wanted at the same time. It’s just cool at the start of 2019 going into the title picture and hearing the tag titles are coming. So for me, my goal is to be a double champion.”
Sasha also spoke about her tag partner, and best friend, Bayley. The two NXT alumn have an amazing bond and are poised to potentially be the first WWE Women’s Tag Champions. Sasha discussed their team name origins, as well as working alongside Trish and Lita after Evolution:
“One of our favorites was The Hardy Boyz… but we didn’t want to be The Hardy Girlz! We both love The Rock & Mick Foley so I just think it’s a name that clicks for us and suits our characters,” Banks said. “I think it’s a cool name. It’s keeping the legacy alive in wrestling and letting everyone know we were such superfans and this is the real deal Tag Team Championships right now and we’re a real deal tag team, so we’re looking forward to the future.”
“I was so excited. I felt like a kid all over again. Trish and Lita didn’t have to stay until the next day, they stayed just because they wanted to work and team with me and Bayley and I cannot even fathom how amazing that is. It’s so insane growing up and watching these people on TV but to have the opportunity to talk with them and work with them and for them to share their stories and for us to share our stories with them – it’s so beautiful,” Banks beamed.
“It’s almost felt like passing the torch down in a kind of way? But I had the absolute biggest smile when I heard Trish and Lita’s music and when I found out I was working with them and it was just a dream come true. It’s going to be one of my top memories of last year. It was such an honor.”
Sasha Banks On Women's Tag Championships & Her 2019 Goals