WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Sasha Banks is going through a career-high, as of now. She alongside Bayley is running the entire women’s division in the absence of other two former four-horsewomen members, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.
Banks recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated to promote WWE’s Great American Bash edition of WWE NXT on the USA Network and touched upon a myriad of topics.
It included the recent controversy related to the #SpeakingOut movement around Sasha Banks. All Elite Wrestling star Sammy Guevara made some inappropriate comments which led to the controversies between the two where Guevara apologized, later. But the AEW star did something which appears to be unforgivable.
Guevara had said during a podcast four years ago that he wanted to “f–king rape” Sasha Banks while working as an extra for a WWE TV taping. At that point, Sasha has just entered the main roster and was trying to cement her spot at the top of the women’s division. When the rape comments went viral, Banks released a statement on the social media and also accepted the apologies from Guevara.
But she also stated that this kind of statement should not be entertained by any means. Sasha Banks also stated to SI that her statement was enough, as she hopes to lead by example as a role model.
“As you can see on social media, I left my comment out there, I made my statement,” Banks said. “I don’t feel like I need to touch upon it any more than I did, but as a role model, I have to lead by example. I can’t show hate with hate. I only can show through education, dignity, and integrity.”
“We all have a journey and a story, and we’re able to tell people what we’ve overcome,” Banks said. “No one’s perfect, no one’s had an easy road or an easy life, but overcoming difficulty makes us who we are. I’m so thankful for everything that I’ve ever been through since I was a kid. If I didn’t go through those things, I wouldn’t be the strongest person I’ve ever been in my whole life.”
The conversation continued as the host mentioned how WWE is using Sasha Banks on three of their TV shows, in a week. The Boss said she doesn’t have any problem working on RAW, SmackDown and NXT. It’s relatively easier for her these days since she is not traveling around cities but rather staying in one city of Florida.
“I used to wrestle five days a week,” she said. “It’s nothing new. Working three times a week is easy for me. If I need to work Raw, SmackDown, and NXT, then that’s what I’m going to do.”
Sasha Banks is gearing up for another big match of her career within a few weeks. At Extreme Rules: The Horror Show pay-per-view event, she will challenge Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship. This is a golden opportunity where she can become a dual champion just like her best friend Bayley.