Sasha Banks has boldly claimed that the WWE women’s division is the best that it’s ever been.
Since signing with WWE in 2012, Sasha Banks has won every major women’s WWE Championship that there is to win. She’s a two-time tag team champion, former NXT Champion, five-time Raw Women’s Champion, as well as a former SmackDown Women’s Champion.
In fact the only women’s title that Banks hasn’t captured in WWE is the NXT Women’s Tag Team Title, which came into existence long after she had left the brand.
Speaking ahead of her most recent attempt to capture championship gold, Sasha Banks sat down with Graham GSM Matthews of Bleacher Report to discuss her career both inside and outside of the ring.
Since arriving on the main roster, Banks has been an integral part of the ‘Women’s Revolution’ main eventing WrestleMania and competing in some of the most famous and most important WWE women’s matches of all time. Reflecting on her role in the growth of the WWE women’s division, Banks was asked about whether she feels pressure to keep the momentum going.
“I would say yes and no,”
“Yes just because I want to keep the momentum going because I wanted to make sure that if I’m not in the title picture, there are more women in the title picture and there’s two women’s storylines going on at once.
“I just want more, more, more for the women, and I feel like we’ve been doing that. For me, it’s nothing new. I feel the pressure less and less because they believe in me so much that I don’t have to put pressure on myself anymore.”
Expanding further, The Boss said that the current WWE women’s division is the best that it’s ever been.
“I feel like we’ve been knocking down every door that’s been closed in front of us,” Banks said. “If they keep making more doors, we’re going to keep knocking them down.
“The WWE women’s division is the best it’s ever been. I think it’s the greatest of any era from top to bottom and I can’t wait to see what more the future brings, even from NXT 2.0. To see how many women are down there from when I first started—there was only a group of eight and now there’s maybe a group of 30—just to see the growth from then to now is so beautiful.”
At WWE Crown Jewel along with Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks challenged Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. During the chaotic bout she was eventually pinned by Lynch.
However, determined to stay in the title picture, Banks interrupted the ‘championship exchange’ between Lynch and Charlotte Flair. With Lynch and Flair drafted to opposite brands, it meant they now held the ‘wrong’ titles. This led to a highly controversial segment where the two women exchanged the belts.
After the awkward exchange, Banks headed to the ring, ending up in a brawl with Flair as she attempted to assert her dominance over the blue brand’s new champion.