WWE Superstar Sasha Banks starred in ESPN’s opening segment for the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Sasha Banks stepped out of the wrestling ring and into the world of college football ahead of the national championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Starring in ESPN’s opening video segment, Sasha Banks played a futuristic character who picks up a golden piece of confetti that’s floated from Miami, the last venue to host the national playoff.
After stepping through a portal, Banks places this last bit of confetti from last year’s game into a futuristic machine that synthesizes it into a formula that allows her to spark the start of this year’s competition, summoning Georgia and Alabama to the field.
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Speaking to Variety, Sasha Banks praised the concept of the opening video and spoke about her incredible experience on set.
“It’s been such an honor, I feel like everybody who has been working on the set, and the whole team have been so incredible… to walk in and to just feel so welcome, and just to see everything, and I was just like, it was amazing. I love the outfit, I love the concept, and it just fit me so well.”
This is not Sasha’s first foray into the world of science fiction as she previously starred as Koska Reeves in The Mandalorian, a Star Wars spinoff that airs on Disney+.
The game itself was tense, going back and forth until the Georgia Bulldogs pulled ahead in the fourth quarter to win the game 33-18. This is Georgia’s first national championship win since 1980. The teams are no strangers to each other, having faced off in the 2018 national title game and this year’s SEC Championship Game, but both of those games saw Alabama emerge victorious.