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Raw Superstar Sasha Banks was recently featured on The Masked Man Show where she spoke on various topics that include whether she prefers playing face or heel, her feud with Charlotte Flair and the Superstar Shake-Up. Highlights of the interview below.

On if she prefers playing face or heel: “Either one. Because a lot of people ask me, ‘When are you going to turn heel? When are you going to turn heel?’’ Like, I don’t care because guess what? I’m going to be in the WWE for a very long time so you’re going to see both versions of myself for a while. So people need to shut up because that’s what I’m sick of hearing. ‘When are you gonna turn heel?’ Then once I turn heel, ‘When are you gonna turn babyface?’ You guys just need to shut up and let me do me okay. Why do you want me to turn on Bayley? That’s my best friend. I don’t have a lot of friends so just accept it. Yeah, I play either one very well, so it doesn’t matter. They’re two different versions.”

Her Raw Women Title reigns: “I know nothing until I get there and sometimes they change it all the time. I didn’t know I was going to win the title the first night. So when Triple H told me I was like ‘Wait, what. Umm, okay. Yeah sure’. Because I never really expected to win the title on TV, on Raw. You just always expect at a PPV. So that first night I was like ‘Oh, okay.’ and then two weeks later when I lost it I was like ‘Oh, okay’. Then the next Raw came and they were like ‘You’re winning it back’ and I was like ‘Wait, what the heck is going on? Okay sure’. So I never know what’s going to happen. I go to TV every week just being ready for everything. You know, you go to stay ready. That’s my slogan, you just don’t get ready, always stay ready.”

Her feud with Charlotte Flair: “I didn’t know me and Charlotte would just go back and forth for however long we did. I’m very happy she’s on SmackDown now so i don’t have to wrestle her for a little bit. But it’s so crazy to think everything me and Charlotte have accomplished together. From our NXT days, from even FCW, we’ve come a long way. We’ve had such an amazing journey together and I am very thankful for having those incredible matches with her because she is amazing.”

On the Superstar Shake-Up: “I’m happy that we have new faces and new match-ups. I do wish that we did have more women on each roster cause I know we only have like six and six. We are going to get a lot of those same match-ups but that’s just going to come with time because, again, where were we going to be three years ago? We probably would not have TV time at alI, probably going back to still having two minute matches. I hate hearing the internet fans complain because they’re not really thinking and seeing back at everything we’ve accomplished but that’s what the Superstar Shake-Up is for. They wanted new match-ups, they’re getting new match-ups. It’s still going to be amazing.”

Sasha also discusses her WrestleMania 33 entrance, the upcoming Mae Young Classic Tournament and the evolution of WWE’s Women’s division.

You can listen to full interview here.

What did you think of the interview? Do your prefer Sasha as a babyface or heel? What are your memories of the Sasha/Charlotte feud? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • HOLLA

    She comes off very condescending…..

    • GOD STRATUS•

      To who Alexa bliss ?

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        To the fans

    • Number One

      How?!

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Reading it you’d probably be like dang Sasha. But hearing her voice in my head and knowing her personality I get a more comedic yet happy side from her.

  • Shane

    Wow, this chick is a bitch.

  • I totally read this interview in her voice. Even in this interview I could see her personality shine through. I think some of it may have been in character and some of it not so much

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Super lol

  • Memo Soto

    When you say you are a “good face” but you say it with a heel attitude. https://m.popkey.co/155d06/ldJZ0.gif

  • Luigi Bo$$

    sasha’s LIKE BITCH SIT DOWN BE PATIENT

    • MK126

      Sit down bitch be patient* (Kendrick Lamars voice)

  • Robert Guerra

    I kinda like how she sounds real, you guys can complain, but unlike a lot of others WWE Superstars she doesn’t sound like she has rehearsed everything she says just for the sake of looking like a good person to fans or not getting in trouble with WWE.

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Right! Like appreciate her saying what most wrestlers are probably thinking anyway.

      • MyleneCruz

        Same here. You can tell she’s being herself and I love it.

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    • Jaded

      You can be real but not rude and ungrateful. Listen to Trish’s interview that’s honesty laced with sensibility.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Sasha Banks. The Boss.

    You would totally think that such a character is made to be a heel and of course, it has much more potential as heel. She can do a lot more and she has that swagger about her that just clicks. She’s probably the most charismatic female on the entire roster right now and her attitude and personality is just amazing. She embodies her character to perfection and as a heel in 2015, her commitment to her character was second to none. We can all remember one of the greatest heel move in a long time in WWE when she went after Bayley’s super fan, Izzy.

    Nonetheless, I am not buying those saying she is a bad face. She’s not. Her character as a face could have had such a great run but her booking her her more than anything. She’s exactly the type of face we’ve been asking… She is edgy, has A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E and ain’t afraid to say her piece. She is captivating audiences with her raw athleticism and a little arrogance. That very much makes her a great face. She could be so huge if WWE would have TRULY let her be in a way The Rock or LeBron are.

    Her as a face is money as well, it’s just that when things get not so good with a talented peformer, we always ask a heel turn because people have that “a heel is always good/better” mentality instead of pushing for a great face run.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      I think she’s a fantastic face tbh as I said above the best pure baby face on the roster

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        I don’t think she’s the best pure babyface on the roster, I would say that it’s Becky at the moment and that if booked right, Bayley should be the one like she showed on NXT. Now, Sasha could have been one hell of a face. Not that she isn’t but her run isn’t as good as it could have been due to her booking unfortunately. But yeah, Sasha is a great face and I love her both ways.

        • GOD STRATUS•

          Becky is a Babyface that never ever I mean ever looks great or gets the upper hand and that kills her for me shes literally the least likable hw for me but that neither here nor there .. Sasha banks has the support of the universe unparalleled? to any other woman on the roster period & I like Emma

    • Winter

      I’ve always thought that face Sasha is much more marketable than heel Sasha

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Sasha is EXTREMELY marketable. It’s so easy to market her with her Boss gimmick and WWE sure knows her worth as a merch seller and makes sure to put her face out there in big poster of big PPVs because she sells. She’s probably the most popular girl on the roster, that’s why her as a face is money.

        • Winter

          Yeah, we all know that Sasha is amazing as a heel, but it’s stupid not take advantage of how popular she is. I would keep her as babyface for a long time.

      • Robann

        I would have to disagree. She was extremely marketable and over as a heel, hence the continuous months of “We want Sasha” during her team BAD days. People wanted her merch, and wanted to see her bitchiness and arrogance. I mean, they still do, but not as much. Both characters are marketable, but it just felt more authentic when she was bad.

        • Winter

          Sasha is the top seller on the women’s division behind the bellas, the babyfaces always sells more than the heels and the little girls now love Sasha. I thinks she sells more as a babyface

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            She sells more now because she is more established, not necessarily because she is a more marketable face. She has been face almost the entire time she has been on the MR but people wanted her when she was a badass heel. They wanted to see her aggression and attitude she got over for on NXT. If you haven’t noticed the regular “we want Sasha” chants have long gone and parts of the crowd are starting to turn on both her and Bayley. Her face run has long since peaked.

  • Kat Love

    I get that some people would want a Sasha and Alexa feud but who would be the face or heel? Sasha works better as a heel and we haven’t seen Alexa as a face on the main roster.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Sasha as a face vs Alexa as a heel would totally work and would be money.

      • Kat Love

        Sasha as a heel would be better sorry.

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Alexa has she proven her worth as a heel and not as a face while Sasha proved her worth in both cases. Alexa is much hotter as a heel right now and a feud with Sasha would be gold as both in this dynamic have a great chemistry which has been displayed every time they went at it since they the shake-up. What’s your argument?

          • Kat Love

            I would like to see a heel Sasha vs a face Alexa.

          • Joseph

            Probably at the end of year that could happen.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Alright. Not that I wouldn’t want to see it too.

  • The hot potato really fucked up Sasha’s career. Only Charlotte benefitted from that. Even the title ended up looking like a prop, rather than a prize.

  • Neutral

    Omg Queen Sasha putting them haters in their place, preach girl!

  • She’s right, although she plays a heel better, she can be an even bigger face it she gets booked properly. Same goes for her heel turn. If they don’t do anything with it, won’t matter.

  • Joseph

    Well she’s not wrong about fans, they can be annoying online. Nice to hear her not in character talking about Charlotte, when they feuding Sasha keep Kayfabe in her interviews.

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Such a real person and not a fan of the smarks I just love her so much Sasha your arguably a way better baby face on either roster male or female probably the BEST female baby face in the business … Can’t argue with the Boss babes what is said is said revolution served and y’all still not happy so just “shut up” lol gotta love Sasha

  • Jaded

    She always comes off as snotty and arrogant .i hope this is just kayfabe and not her real attitude.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Sasha’s known for staying in character. It’s the other ones who break it so often. She likes to blur the lines which makes her a much more convincing player. Also a reason why she wouldn’t do total divas she loves the kayfab portion of the sport

      • Joseph

        Yea everybody should know that about her by now.

  • Jaded

    You wonder why she is friends with almost none of the girls.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Not really those other girls don’t like her cos they wanna be just as good as she is just like with Aj Lee she wasn’t too popular with the women at the time and was considered the best

      • Joseph

        I don’t where this person gets her info cause she’s cool with almost everybody on the female roster. Dana Brooke after the European tour was praising Sasha for helping her out on the tour.

        • Jaded

          Lana likes hate tweets about her, Alexa can’t stand her…. You have a weird definition for everybody.

          • Luigi Bo$$

            wooooooowww two people clap clap …….. not everybody can like each other

          • Joseph

            And also with Alexa and Sasha working on RAW they can put their differences aside and be friendly with each other.

          • Luigi Bo$$

            THANKYOUU

          • Joseph

            Isn’t Lana the one that accused Paige of bullying her and Summer shut that down. Do you not understand what the word almost mean?

        • GOD STRATUS•

          ThTs what I heard too lol

      • Jaded

        Aj was the best? At what?

        • GOD STRATUS•

          “considered” & not by me might I mention

    • Luigi Bo$$

      uhhh she is always trying to help the other girls.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      None of the girls? Other than Lana and Alexa allegedly, who are the rest who compose “almost none of the girls”?

    • Winter

      What are you talking about? Besides Alexa and maybe Lana she has a good relationship with the rest of the girls.

      • Jaded

        She is best friends with none of the girls, even Naomi doesn’t consider her a friend. Charlotte always talks about respecting Sasha but has never called her her friend. Becky doesn’t call her friend, Alicia doesn’t get along with her, Paige most definitely hated her guts. And we have bayley who is friends with Everyone .

        • itsmemario

          Just your first sentence on Naomi alone shows that your ill informed. Paige stated Sasha was one of her favorite people to work with, yeah that’s totally hating her guts. Becky said when she first joined nxt Sasha helped her with her hair make up, aquatint does not mean their on bad terms. Alicia has multiple interactions, till you prove me wrong that they do not get along then you are a h-a-t-e-r.

          • Joseph

            LOL I know right where do these people get there info from? You can go on Naomi Instagram right now and i see Sasha leaving comments on Naomi’s pictures. Sasha and Charlotte are like sisters where have you been for the last couple of years.

          • Jaded

            Believe whatever you wish. I’m done here. One day we will read about this. I know a bit… Ch from a mile.

          • Johnny

            Where are you getting your

        • Robann

          “Even Naomi doesn’t consider her a friend”

          WRONG. 100% wrong. They continuously talk and shout each other out on social media, and take pictures/hang out when they finally do link up. Each has given birthday shout outs to one another one their respective birthdays. They aren’t in a stable together, nor are they in a storyline together….they’re not even on the same damn show anymore, yet you can tell they’re still good friends. Stop it.

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      What????

  • I love her, she is really the boss and her as hell is amazing. HOPE she start feuding with Bliss for the title or keep it with FOxy and take it to extreme.

  • GlowTime

    I think it’s great that she was honest, but I’d have worded it differently if It was me. Especially considering how WWE are with their image and public perception.

  • Jesus’s brother

    Queen of owning bitchy fans!

  • Winter

    This girl is a legend, she say what she want to say no matter what other thinks. An icon.

  • Organization XIII

    Yesssss at Sasha dragging everybody.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Sasha Banks and Rich Swann Vs. Alicia Fox and Naom Dar has been announced for Extreme Rules. DD always late with news…

    • Booking 101

      That’s going to be so damn interesting… The ER matches for the women are a mess this year…

    • Luigi Bo$$

      well atleast sasha got something to do, a fresh storyline i’m really happy for alicia fox

  • Booking 101

    I personally enjoy Sasha more as heel. Her transition from average plain Jane to “The Boss” on NXT was one of the best changes and character growth in recent years. But I just love bad, evil Boss so much that I’m a little biased xD

    I do believe her run as a face could have been much more successful had she be given the a decent title run and some spotlight as the top girl. Also had her promo material been more diverse it would have been better as well. But I do believe she comes across much more charismatic as a heel. She just oozes heel vibes.

    She did prove that she can be a great fiery babyface in the ring. It’s scary to see how well she plays both heel and face in ring wise. It’s a joy to watch the girl wrestle.

  • jim

    Sasha bank is saying the fans are crybabies. THE FANS AIWAYS CRYING ABOUT THINNGS.THEY FANS NEVER HAPPY.She is sick of fans comeing to her crying like crybaby. The crybay fans need grow up and stop being spoil crybaby.

  • Bryskers

    The fact that Sasha is still the most popular women on Raw (or even the whole roster) despite her inconsistent booking speaks volume. A shame WWE doesn’t seem to really see that, but like she said : she’s still young so I’m not too worried.

    Still, her face-run has been a miss for me and her heel-Boss character is the one she can really thrive in. This “Bayley is my bestie” stuff isn’t for her in my opinion.

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    I think WWE (Vince) lost interest in her.
    Too bad because I think with the right booking she could have been a bigger star then Charlotte…
    She went from main eventing a ppv to teaming up with 205 cruiserweight…

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    Who told her that she is a good babyface? LMAO DELUSIONAL

  • Robann

    LMFAO I’m living for her bitchiness because she’s 1000% right. We as fans have become so spoiled and entitled that these ladies’ best is NEVER good enough. We’re all crying about her becoming a heel and when she finally does, we’ll cry that it’s “boring”. It’s the same cycle over and over.

  • Shan

    When she said “I hate hearing the internet fans complain because they’re not really thinking and seeing back at everything we’ve accomplished but that’s what the Superstar Shake-Up is for. They wanted new match-ups, they’re getting new match-ups. It’s still going to be amazing.” And I’m like, does she read DD comments?? Lol, got a whole bunch of people wanting to apparently see the same thing one million times with the same people. Tell ’em Sasha! Wasn’t overly interested in her until this moment.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    Now people is going to act like they didn’t wanted Sasha heel?

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    So hearing us complain about getting Sasha vs charlotte for almost a year is annoying? How does she think we feel lol? I mean we are the ones watching the product and supporting her. It’s also clear she doesn’t even know that raw has 10 women right now and had 9 before the superstar shakeup so it’s a shame she doesn’t even know summer, Paige, Emma, and Dana are all part of her brand. But even with 6 women that is what 14 different possible matchups and Fueds and we only got 2 different ones for the title last year. Sasha and charlotte and Charlotte and Bayley. We also got 2 side Fueds, Nia smashing Alicia and Nia vs sasha where the only purpose of their fued was so they could both be included at WrestleMania. So out of 14 we got 4 but yea we are wrong for complaining for getting the same matchups over and over again.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    I really hope she was in character for this interview to further foreshadow her upcoming heel turn because if not she kind of comes across as a douche bag in this interview talking about all the ways her fans and supporters annoy her. I mean our support of her is only half the reason she is where she is today but hey what does that matter anymore?