Sasha Banks is one of the top women’s wrestling stars in the business today. Fans fell in love with her work in NXT, so WWE made her a vocal point in turning around the women’s division on the main roster for the better. Her talent, along with numerous others, forced WWE’s hand into realizing money could be made with their athletic talent rather than just marketing their looks. Sasha dreamed of being a wrestling star and changing the industry for future women. At a young age, she's already accomplished those goals and has a lot of time left in her career.
Her talent and ability to connect with the fan base helped Banks become a huge star for the company. Sasha’s merchandise is among the top sellers in the company and was only second to The Bella Twins for female stars in 2016. People love watching and supporting Banks but WWE doesn’t want you to know everything about the star. There have been quotes, comments, opinions, moments and rumors through the recent years that have seen a lot of insight come out about her life. We'll look at fifteen specific things that WWE does not want us to know about Sasha Banks.
12 She Liked WCW More Than WWE
Sasha Banks' childhood saw her become a diehard wrestling fan at a young age. Banks has gone on the record stating that she preferred WCW over WWE, as most of Sasha’s favorite wrestlers were the Cruiserweights in the company. Everyone knows about her love of Eddie Guerrero and it started in WCW. Other WCW stars like Rey Mysterio and Chris Jericho made Nitro her favorite show as a kid.
11 Hated How WWE Treated Women's Wrestlers
WWE finally started treating the female wrestlers of the company with respect in recent years. It sadly wasn’t always like that. One of the reasons Sasha Banks didn’t connect with WWE as much as WCW was due to how the women were portrayed on WWE television. Most of the matches featuring women consisted of them ripping each other’s clothes off or fighting in pudding.
10 Injury History At A Young Age
Sasha Banks is just 25 years old, making it amazing to realize how much she has already accomplished. One of the few things working against Banks is her injury history, as we have witnessed a few Banks injuries during her time on the main roster. The injuries to her knee and back have made pundits question her durability. Banks also suffered a concussion at one point last year.
Sasha Banks is a three-time Raw Women’s Champion, but none of her title reigns have lasted more than a few weeks. 2016 saw Banks capture the title three times all on Monday Night Raw by defeating Charlotte Flair. Sasha would lose it back to Charlotte at the following PPVs. WWE went all in on building Flair as the face of the women’s division.
9 Backstage Feud With Alexa Bliss
An interesting rivalry behind the scenes has pitted Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss against each other. Reports have circulated that they strongly dislike each other. Banks and Bliss go out of their way to avoid referencing each other when discussing the top stars in the women’s division. A match between the two in NXT stands out when Banks busted Bliss' nose.
8 Was The Original Face of the Women’s Revolution
Charlotte Flair and now Bayley have been marketed as the faces of the women’s division in recent years. Sasha Banks is in a great spot, but has yet to truly be the top star in the division on the main roster. The momentum and success of women’s wrestling in WWE started down in NXT. Banks, Flair, Becky Lynch and Bayley delivered incredible matches on a weekly basis, earning the moniker of The Four Horsewomen.
7 Worst Feud of 2015
The women’s wrestling movement in WWE has been a success, but the beginning stages were a huge mess. It all started with Stephanie McMahon announcing we were witnessing a revolution. Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch made their debuts on the main roster and were placed on teams to feud with the main roster stars.
Sasha Banks has been in more history making matches for the women’s division than anyone else in company history. WWE likes to pretend Trish Stratus and Lita were treated as huge stars during the Attitude Era, but they never main evented any PPVs. Charlotte Flair has dominated the women’s division in recent times. However, Banks has been involved in more significant matches.
6 Was a Part Of Triple H's WM XXX Entrance
WrestleMania 32 was referred to as the first ever WrestleMania match for Sasha Banks. A tremendous match between Banks, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch stole the show with WWE putting the spotlight on them. However, it was not the first WrestleMania appearance for Banks and Flair. Triple H used both ladies, along with Alexa Bliss, to play the women for his entrance, removing his crown before a match with Daniel Bryan.
5 Better as a Heel
The majority of Sasha Banks’ time on the main roster has been as a face character. Banks still goes by “The Boss,” but has toned down the arrogance associated with her character in NXT. Fans love her and Sasha is definitely one of the most popular women in WWE today. The problem is something always holds her back from becoming the top star in the division.
Sasha Banks has been vocal against the sect of wrestling fans that try to meet wrestlers at airports and hotels. Those fans find the information of where wrestlers will be traveling or staying in hopes of getting them to sign autographs and take pictures. CM Punk first publicly ranted about these fans in his infamous pipe bomb promo, claiming they want autographs to sell online.
4 Made Young Fan Cry
One of the best examples of heel heat took place at NXT TakeOver: Respect during the memorable Sasha Banks vs. Bayley Iron Man Match. Banks portrayed the heel against the lovable Bayley in a monumental match for women’s wrestling. The most shocking moment of the incredible match came when Banks took aim at Bayley’s biggest fan.
3 Married to WWE Employee
Wrestlers in WWE entering relationships and getting married has become quite common. There are quite a few couples in WWE today that got to know each other working as peers. Sasha Banks is indeed in a relationship with a co-worker and it's with WWE’s seamstress, Mikaze. The happy couple met on the independent circuit when Mikaze was still a wrestler, working the same New England shows with Banks.
2 Refuses To Be On Total Divas
WWE has found success with Total Divas as a hit show on E! The Bella Twins even have a spin off show due to the interest in cameras following around the women’s wrestlers of WWE. One woman that you will never see on Total Divas is Sasha Banks. She shut down the idea of ever appearing on the reality series every time she's asked.
1 Vince McMahon Doesn't Like Her
The one thing WWE most wants us to forget about Sasha Banks is what Vince McMahon thinks about her. Reports have circulated over the past year that McMahon doesn’t believe in Banks and has been a critic of her. Fans were shocked every time Banks lost the Raw Women’s Championship back to Charlotte Flair on PPVs. McMahon clearly believes in Charlotte more than Sasha to be the face of the women’s division.
Another surprise recently saw Bayley win the Raw Women’s Championship and end Charlotte’s undefeated PPV streak. The rumors of McMahon not believing in Banks are proven with Bayley being the top face and Charlotte being the top heel. Sasha’s injuries and durability are apparently the things that Vince dislikes most. Hopefully Banks can change his mind before it's too late.
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