The match took place on August 22, 2015, and will go down as one of, if not the best women’s wrestling match of all time. It remains highly-revered and still talked about to this day.
NXT and its phenomenal women’s division was at the height of popularity. The promotion had gone from Full Sail to sold-out arena shows and gathered a revenous fanbase.
The match itself was a breath-taking affair with both competitors on top form. The storyline was gripping, the action rivetting and the payoff was perfect.
On a recent interview with Just Women’s Sports podcast, Sasha Banks talked fondly about the match and what it did for women’s wrestling.
Here’s what “The Boss” had to say;
“It’s the most talked about match, really in the history of women’s wrestling and I’m so thankful for that match because it really changed the game of everything in the business for women. I remember that match clearly because it was two months before I got called up to the main roster and I finally made it to Raw, which was my dream since I was a 10-year-old kid, and I was NXT Women’s Champion. We’re at TakeOver: Brooklyn, the first time out of Florida and NXT is in front of a large-scale audience.
We were equal to the WWE brand because of Sasha Banks, Bayley, Sami Zayn, Finn Balor. I wanted to leave a lasting impression of what I wanted my name and legacy to be in NXT before I got called up and dropped the title. I wanted to show them; first of all, we should have been the main event. Second of all, I wanted to make sure they remembered this match for the rest of their lives. I wanted the match to be the greatest women’s match of all time and it happened to be the greatest women’s match of all time.”
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