Sasha Banks and Naomi surprised everyone when they left WWE RAW. This was followed by a guest appearance on Cold As Balls on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network where she first spoke about her arrival in WWE. “Ten years old, scrolling through TV and WWE just popped up, and I’m like, ‘Ahh!’.
Like, a light just opened up. I was like, ‘This is your calling and this is everything that you’re supposed to be. This is your soul purpose, and instantly, at ten, I was like (snaps her finger). Every day and every night, you just think about that one goal.
‘I just can’t wait to be the best wrestler in the whole world and I can’t wait to change the game!”- she said, as quoted by wrestlinginc.
Banks sent an email
Banks then sent an email and got a positive response!
“I went to this pro wrestling school called New England Pro Wrestling in Boston and I trained there for two years. Any time that WWE came to town, I emailed them and was like, ‘Hey, can I be an extra for you guys? Can I get a tryout?’ Finally, they brought me in for a tryout and I went to Florida for a week.
“Back then and for women, it was extremely rare [for women to get a tryout like that], and especially for women with a background in wrestling. Back then, all WWE wanted was a beautiful face, a model, but I went down there for my tryout and got the call 3 months later that they wanted to hire [me]”.
It was not easy at first. “We did a lot of running the ropes, hitting drills, and we did promos which were so hard because we did it in front of Dusty Rhodes, the greatest of all time. First of all, I’m a fan my whole life, and just to hear his knowledge and hear him speak, and just to get his tips right away, I was just like, ‘Alright, this is do or die. You’ve got to do it.' ”