After the defeat she suffered at Wrestlemania 37 where she lost the title of female champion in the Main Event and in a highly anticipated event against Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks is quite surprisingly off the titled radar.
Many now await a return of the wrestler and a new crackling feud with the reigning champion but in the meantime, succulent and interesting details emerge about The Legit Boss. During the Just Women's Sports podcast, Sasha Banks told some anecdotes about her experience in WWE and in particular about her name in WWE.
Sasha Banks on her WWE name
Sasha Banks revealed that Vince McMahon's company recommended a long list of names and she had to choose and recounted a particular situation with her mother. Here are his words: "The name really came to me by chance.
They recommended a long list of names and I always remember putting Sasha with a different surname and Banks with a different name. And I remember making my debut on a House Show. for WWE and I needed a name, I was known as Mercedes KV and eventually, Sara Del Rey walked into the room and said we got you a name.
I said 'What's my name? And she said 'You're Sasha Banks' and I said 'Adorable. She sounds really good! "I remember writing to my mom and saying 'Mom I have a name in WWE, I'm Sasha Banks.'
She replied and said, 'Change it, it's a pornstar name! Tell him to change it!' I explained to my mother that this was not possible and she is now Mama Banks.' " This thing is now out of date with Sasha Banks' mother who is certainly proud of everything her daughter has done in the company of Vince McMahon with Sasha who is al moment one of the main stars of the female roster at Friday Night Smackdown and who will soon try to recover that title lost in that of SmackDown.
One-half of the current WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Natalya recently appeared on Renee Paquette's Oral Sessions podcast. During the conversation, she revealed that there were plans for her to feud with Sasha Banks over the SmackDown Women's Championship earlier this year but those plans changed after Bianca Belair won the Royal Rumble.
“I was supposed to go into a rivalry with Sasha Banks earlier this year and everything changed when Bianca won the Rumble. I was so excited about wrestling Sasha because I think she’s one of the greatest women’s wrestlers in the world, if not the best.
TJ said to me, ‘You and Tamina need to be a team. You would be perfect together.’ He pulled up a picture and showed the family history, Owen with Yokozuna, the Headshrinkers, the Bulldogs, the Hart Foundation."