WWE/SASHA BANKS/SINGAPORE: WWE superstar Sasha Banks on making history (Rappler.com)

Posted on 6/19/117 by Mike Informer

MANILA, Philippines How do you make it big in the sports
entertainment juggernaut that is the WWE? Just ask The Boss.

Sasha Banks has been a part of a lot of firsts in the WWE
since her debut with the NXT brand almost 5 years ago. She
competed in the first women's Iron Man Match (versus Bayley)
and the first women's Hell in a Cell Match (against
Charlotte Flair).

These bouts were the main events of NXT TakeOver: Respect in
2015 and WWE Hell in a Cell in 2016, respectively, marking
the first time women headlined an NXT show and a WWE pay-
per-view. Sasha and Charlotte also main-evented a WWE RAW
episode in October 2016, the first in 12 years.

Sasha Banks is not stopping there. She plans to make some
more history.

As the WWE crew heads to Singapore on Wednesday, June 28,
Rappler cashed in on an opportunity to ask the 3-time
Women's Champion, who will be in action at the Lion City,
some questions.

Which women (and wrestlers) from NXT do you think should be
the next ones to be called up? And what should they do to
stand out on the main roster?

Sasha Banks: I think the next woman that should be called up
should be Peyton Royce I think she's an incredible
wrestler, she has a heart of gold, and she trains really,
really hard. I also love Billie Kay, and I think they're
doing a great job right now in NXT, being the iconic duo.

They kinda remind me of the BFFs: Charlotte, myself, and
Summer Rae. They're very entertaining, and I think if they
just keep doing what they're doing, and keep showing that
they want to be the best. The possibilities for them on the
main roster are endless.

Who else do I wanna see? Does it have to be a woman? I guess
I can choose anyone, right?

Bobby Roode. I just watch that guy, and that guy looks like
a star. He's incredible. I've been to NXT TakeOver and saw
his entrance live, and I'm just like, wow, this guy's
amazing. He'll do glorious things on the main roster. I hope
he gets called up very soon.

The RAW Women's Title has changed hands between you and
Charlotte in 2016. What was your favorite match in that

Sasha Banks: Well, I have two of them. Of course, I think
the first time I won it [in October 2016 after the title
became exclusive to RAW], because it was so unexpected for
me. I remember Triple H telling me, and I was like, "Wait,
what?" So that was in Los Angeles, and that was the first
time I got to main event RAW. So that was very incredible.

And I really like the, what's it called? No DQ... whatever
they called it, Last Woman Standing? [It was a Falls Count
Anywhere Match.] That was insane, just beating Charlotte
with the kendo stick was probably one of my favorite moments
in wrestling, because she deserved it. (Laughs.)What is next on your to-do list?

Sasha Banks: I've said this many times: I would love to main
event a WrestleMania. I would love to be the first-ever
woman Money in the "Banks" match [winner]. Get it, Banks, my
last name? And just, you know, keep on breaking down these
doors, and showing that we can do it just like the men every
single week.

Side note: Unfortunately, she is not on Smackdown Live,
which will have the first-ever Women's Money in the Bank
Ladder Match at WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday night, June
18, airing Monday morning, June 19 in the Philippines. Below
are her thoughts on the historic match.
You were among the WWE Superstars who visited the
Philippines last September. How was your experience?

Sasha Banks: Oh my gosh! If you saw my social media,
@SashaBanksWWE on Twitter and Instagram, I am the Filipino
Princess. So it just went very well. They loved me over
there. I'm very beloved, and I had such a great time.

I didn't really get to have time to explore or see [other
places], so I hope I get to do it this year, and I can't
wait to come back! Rappler.com

WWE Live will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on
June 28, 2017. Sasha Banks is set to team up with Bayley and
NXT Women's Champion Asuka to take on Alexa Bliss, Emma, and
Nia Jax.

Also scheduled for the event are Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt,
Intercontinental Champion The Miz (w/ Maryse), Dean Ambrose,
Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Karl Anderson (w/ Luke
Gallows), Chris Jericho, Hideo Itami, RAW Tag Team Champions
Cesaro and Sheamus, Enzo Amore and Big Cass, and more! More
details at WWE.com.

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