Sasha Banks has admitted that she was “p***ed off” that Ronda Rousey was earning more money then her during her run with WWE.
After stepping away from the octagon, Ronda Rousey made her in-ring WWE debut at WrestleMania 34, teaming with Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. After the match, Rousey ascended to the top of the RAW women’s division, claiming the Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.
Rousey would hold the championship until she was pinned by Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 35. During this run, Rousey clashed with Sasha Banks, defending her title against The Boss at the 2019 Royal Rumble.
The former SmackDown Women’s Champion initially admitted that she was “p***ed off” that Rousey earned more than her and got a better locker room. The Boss also took aim at the ‘Baddest Woman on the Planet’ over her use of the ‘Four Horsewomen’ moniker for herself and her friends Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke.
“I can only speak for myself. There might be a little tension, I don’t know about real heat,” Banks said when asked about the WWE Four Horsewomen vs. MMA Four Horsewomen feud.
“I was pissed off that Ronda Rousey could come in, get more money than me, get a (better) locker room than me, and bring all these people backstage and get more time than me. I’m like, ‘excuse me? who is you and what you do?’ Besides respecting everything she’s done in the UFC and the fight world, when it comes to the squared circle, that’s my home. That’s where I’m the legit boss, not Ronda Rousey.
There could have been a lot of tension from the other three, I don’t know. I don’t even know why they call themselves the Four Horsewomen. ‘Thank you so much for being a fan, but that is our trademark,’ second, after Ric Flair.”
With regard to a potential rematch against Rousey, Sasha Banks said that she would be more than happy to step into the ring with the former UFC Champion.
“I’m so down to working with Ronda again. I loved our match at Royal Rumble. To have a match with somebody that doesn’t have the professional wrestling background and was so new and fresh, I love challenges like that. She got it so quick because she did love it and was a fan and because over her fighting background, she knew how to take things and it flowed so easily and naturally. She was awesome to work with and I would love to have another match with her.”
Ronda Rousey stepped away from WWE after WrestleMania 35, but has continually been linked with a return.
On September 27th Rousey gave birth to a daughter named La’akea Makalapuaokalanipõ Browne.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.