In an interview with FOX Sports Australia, Sasha Banks looks back on how the Women’s Evolution came to be, first arriving to the main roster and the possibility of WWE hosting the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble. Highlights of the interview below.
On first being called up to the main roster: “I was so nervous. Becky (Lynch) and Charlotte were so excited to get called up but I was like, ‘No, we have something so special down in NXT’. We were so spoiled and the fans were just too good to us. I remember getting called up and we were still doing really short matches. And I didn’t even understand what the storyline was of having these random teams, and what were we fighting for?”
On how the rise of women’s sports helped the Women’s Evolution: “I think it’s all because of that connection. We have to go with what’s going on in the universe. I felt like if we just still doing what we were doing, ‘Divas’, I felt like it wouldn’t really relate and the fans would have been like, ‘well if other women in sports are doing it, why can’t they?’ They’ve (women) just been taking over and we had to go with the times and evolve. And here we are in this women’s evolution.”
On the possibility of a Women’s Royal Rumble: “I would be so down for that. Because I wanted to be in the first women’s Money in the Bank, but Smackdown had to get that, but I would love to have a women’s Royal Rumble. And I’d hope they’d bring in younger women, and older women from the past, I think that would be so cool.”
Sasha also discusses first finding out she would main event Hell in a Cell with Charlotte and finding out WWE’s rebranding of the Divas division to Superstars.
What did you think of the interview? How do you think the Women’s Evolution came to be? Would you like to see a Women’s Royal Rumble take place? Let us know in the comments below!