Sasha Banks has been the cornerstone figure in the Women’s Evolution of the WWE over the past few years. Her responsibilities got even bigger ever since Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair had been on a hiatus for the past several months. She’s having a ton of momentums around her through the feud with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley that kicked off after SummerSlam 2020.
Alongside the names like Bayley, Asuka, or Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks is having one of the most successful years of her career in 2020. But it seems she is not satisfied with being just “one” of the best as she wants to be on a whole different level. Despite the initial setbacks, The Boss solidified her legacy and she just wants to grow it more while inspiring people.
Sasha Banks stands for who she really is, and how she made it to a place where people can look up to her, today. The world can be a very negative place to take her down but she won’t be giving up, quickly.
While speaking to The New Day: Feel The Power podcast, Sasha Banks discussed a bitter childhood memory which was indeed a painful one. Due to the skin color of her body, she used to hear the n-word, coming out of hate. Since she was a child, back then, she felt “shy and so scared.”
Sasha Banks Speaks How She Dealt With Racism In Childhood
“For me, it was so hard being a kid. First, I was living in Iowa at the time. I was the only black girl in the whole county. I was like, man, where am I and what’s going to happen in my life? I’m on a farm and black. Before that, I lived in California and was around a lot of cultures and different experiences. I heard people say the “N” word, but back then, the “N’ was like you say it as a friend. The first time I heard it in such a negative way, I was living in California. I was walking home from softball practice and this guy on his porch was screaming at me, ‘Hey “n” word, get the f*ck out of here!’” stated Sasha Banks.
“Instantly I became so shy and so scared. I started watching wrestling and I thought this is who I am going to be. I am going to be larger than life and be someone I can’t be right now and I have to break this fear. Ever since I laid eyes on wrestling, I always had my mindset on that this is going to save me. This is what will break me away from being this scared little child.” (Quotes courtesy Wrestling News)
Some people can be very mean who just want to spread hatred and pull others down instead of encouraging them for a good life. Thankfully, Sasha Banks was able to overcome that, despite those comments making her feel “shy and so scared” at the same time. She is now sharing her experience that could help others to get through such a painful experience.
At this point, Sasha Banks is determined to take the SmackDown Women’s Title away from Bayley at Hell In A Cell 2020 PPV, this Sunday. Bayley considers herself to be a “role model” but that’s not what her current rival intends to do.
While speaking to The New Day’s podcast, she discussed how people shouldn’t follow her lead. They need to find their own way, instead and just be themselves.
Nobody can be Sasha Banks even if they try and perhaps she wanted to point out the fact that everyone’s journey is unique. So they just have to carve their own path just like she plans to do for herself at Hell In A Cell PPV.