WrestleMania 32 is an event that has and will continue to live long in the memory of Sasha Banks. Not only was it her wrestling debut on ‘The Grandest Stage Of Them All’ but she was also played to the ring by her cousin, who just so happens to be one of the biggest selling rap artists in history, Snoop Dogg.
Appearing on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Banks has given an insight into her relationship with her famous cousin. Banks described how she didn’t know the Hip Hop star growing up, but that all changed when he made one of his guest appearances with WWE.
“I didn’t grow up around him, only when he was around where I was living would I go to his concerts. When I found out he was going to be doing the Divas Battle Royal for WrestleMania, I begged my mom to call my birth dad and be like ‘how the hell can I go to WrestleMania. Can I please go to WrestleMania? I’d do anything’. He got me out there and I told him my dreams of wanting to be a wrestler and he told me ‘if this is your dream then go get it’. That was at 16. Then at 23 or 24 he’s walking me down at WrestleMania.”
The current SmackDown Women’s Champion went onto explain that now their relationship has changed and evolved into something very different.
“And now our relationship is so different and the advice he gives me to this day, I use it and I’m just- He’s so incredible and I aspire to be someone like him. He’s iconic, he’s a legend. There’s nobody bigger than Snoop Dogg.”
Snoop has become something of a fixture on WWE television making numerous appearances over the course of the last decade. However, not content to sip Gin and Juice on the side-lines, Tha Doggfather recently got involved inside the ropes, hitting a Frog Splash on Serpentico on Night 1 of AEW’s New Years Smash.
During her Broken Skull Sessions appearance Banks went into great detail about her life and career, and the struggles that she has faced during her time in WWE. The Boss would recall how she felt as though she was going to get released in 2013, crediting Dusty Rhodes as being the only one who believed in her.