Sasha Banks has declared that the WWE women’s division is the best it has ever been.
Sasha Banks has won every major women’s WWE Championship since joining the company in 2012. She has two WWE Tag Team Titles to her name, is a former NXT Champion, a five-time Raw Women’s Champion, and a former SmackDown Women’s Champion.
In fact, the only women’s title Banks hasn’t won in WWE is the NXT Women’s Tag Team Title, which debuted long after she left the developmental brand.
Sasha Banks sat down with Graham GSM Matthews of Bleacher Report ahead of her most recent attempt to capture championship gold to discuss her career both inside and outside of the ring.
Banks has been an integral part of the ‘Women’s Revolution,’ main eventing WrestleMania and competing in some of the most famous and important WWE women’s matches of all time since joining the main roster. Banks was asked if she feels pressure to keep the momentum going in the WWE women’s division after reflecting on her role in its growth:
“I would say yes and no. Yes just because I want to keep the momentum going because I wanted to make sure that if I’m not in the title picture, there are more women in the title picture and there’s two women’s storylines going on at once.”
“I just want more, more, more for the women, and I feel like we’ve been doing that. For me, it’s nothing new. I feel the pressure less and less because they believe in me so much that I don’t have to put pressure on myself anymore.”
Elaborating on her statement The Boss stated that the current WWE women’s division is the best it has ever been:
“I feel like we’ve been knocking down every door that’s been closed in front of us. If they keep making more doors, we’re going to keep knocking them down.”
“The WWE women’s division is the best it’s ever been. I think it’s the greatest of any era from top to bottom and I can’t wait to see what more the future brings, even from NXT 2.0. To see how many women are down there from when I first started—there was only a group of eight and now there’s maybe a group of 30—just to see the growth from then to now is so beautiful.”
Sasha Banks, along with Bianca Belair, challenged Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WWE Crown Jewel. Lynch eventually pinned her during the chaotic bout.
However, eager to make a statement, Banks interrupted Lynch and Charlotte Flair’s ‘championship exchange.’ Since Lynch and Flair were drafted to opposing brands, they now held the ‘wrong’ titles. This resulted in a highly contentious segment in which the two women exchanged belts.
Following the awkward exchange, Banks proceeded to the ring, where she got into a brawl with Flair as she attempted to assert her dominance over the blue brand’s new champion.