Sasha Banks is the most popular professional wrestler on the WWE roster today. She had kicked off her career with the independent promotions. One of the most notable wins of her careers was the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship win. The Boss was signed by WWE in 2012 and was sent to NXT – which was then known as the developmental brand.
Banks went on to become the first ever women, along with Bayley, to headline a NXT TakeOver, as well the first iron woman match. She performed on NXT for a couple of years, before moving to the main roster in 2015. On the main roster too she picked up similar accolades – as she and Charlotte Flair became the first ever women to headline a WWE pay per view event.
In terms of titles on the main roster, Sasha Banks has won the Raw Women’s Championship five times, Smackdown Women’s Championship once and the Women’s Tag Team Championship twice. She has an illustrious career so far and she is only going from strength to strength. The Boss has showed no signs of slowing down and has many more title reigns left in her.
She has been with the company for nearly a decade now, and far longer in the industry. To have such a long career in this field demands undying love and passion. Sasha Banks recently appeared on the Mark Andrews: my Love Letter to wrestling podcast, where she revealed the reason she loves the business so much.
“I love pro wrestling because I’ve got to be everything. I get to be a superhero. I get to be an actress. I get to be a stunt woman. I get to be a circus act. I get to be a writer, producer and model. I get to be everything I want to be because of wrestling. It’s more than just doing the moves in the ring. It’s performing. It’s meeting people. It’s doing interviews. It’s being on Star Wars,” mentioned Banks.
Sasha Banks is in search of a new opponent
At the beginning of 2022 a feud between Sasha Banks and Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair was being teased. But an untimely injury during a live event ruled Banks out of action. She made her return in time for Royal Rumble, which she entered as the No.1 entrant. She eliminated Melina and Kelly Kelly during the match, before being eliminated by Queen Zelina.
Initially, it seemed like she would restart her feud against Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. But Flair is now booked for a feud against Ronda Rousey, the winner of the Women’s Royal Rumble match. Rousey and Flair would be colliding in the main event of Wrestlemania 38.