Sasha Banks has been garnering high praise from one of her co-stars on the hit show ‘The Mandalorian.’ Banks, going under her real name of Mercedes Varnado, appeared in two episodes of the Star Wars spin-off in 2020. Her co-star, Katee Sackhoff, who played Bo-Katan Kryze, had this to say about Banks:
“Mercedes is such a beautiful blend of so many qualities that are phenomenal. She is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met in my entire life. She is grateful and humble. She’s incredibly talented and fierce. She is open to learn. She’s gonna be a superstar and is absolutely amazing. She is so physically capable and makes it look easy. There are certain things I’ve been trained to do as a fighter and actor, but when they do it as a living and as an athlete and they are flying around, it’s very different than me pretending to do it in a foam pit with a bunch of five-year-olds. I really really want to fight with Sasha. I want Katee Sackhoff to show up and be her tag team partner for a WWE match.”
In the interview Sackhoff was giving to Schmoedown Entertainment Network, she also discussed going to see Banks wrestle:
“I’ve only been to one in my entire life and it was a Sasha Banks fight. I went with the entire stunt team from The Mandalorian watching Mercedes fight and she tells me that everybody boos. So I was like, ‘I’m going to cheer so hard.’ She goes, ‘Don’t you dare, you have to boo.’ I was like, ‘okay, I’ll boo you.’ I was booing so hard. I was drinking a beer and screaming at her.”
Sasha Banks is currently the WWE SamckDown Women’s Champion. Her last defence of the championship came at the TLC event where she defeated Carmella. A recent WWE Hall of Fame inductee has also heaped praise on Banks, that story can be found here.
Credit Schmoedown Entertainment Network
h/t to Fightful for the transcription