Two months ago, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair made history when they became the first two black women to compete in the main event of WrestleMania.
During an interview on the Just Women’s Sports podcast with Kelley O’Hara, Sasha spoke about breaking down in tears when she learned that she was the main event of WrestleMania 37:
“That whole month was such an exciting thing for me, because we had no idea who was going to main event WrestleMania. The year before I was telling my best friend Bayley, I’m like, ‘I’m gonna main event WrestleMania 37.’ It was always my dream to main event a WrestleMania. So I was just putting it out there in the universe and really striving and working towards it.
The month before WrestleMania...I heard rumblings that it was going to be the guys. And I was like, okay, what can I do? What can I do? All I can do is be me, and just keep on doing my work as best as I can and show Vince [McMahon] that if I’m not the main event, then I don’t know what main event you’re gonna have, because you’re looking at it.
So, it was legit the Wednesday before WrestleMania, I found out that we were the main event...I went to rehearsals and TJ Wilson, who’s our producer, he told me that I was the main event. And I just instantly started crying and was just like ‘Wow! No way!’ Like I knew it. It’s something that I wanted. Just to finally hear the words that we were the main event, it was so overwhelming. It’s bringing back tears.
It was crazy...it’s the biggest thing that you can ever do in wrestling. And my heroes haven’t even gotten to do what I’ve done. So not only that, and just being a woman, and being an African-American woman. We’re checking off so many things. But the biggest thing that I got to check off was my biggest dream in my heart. Fully accomplishing that last checkmark on my list of everything that I had written down since I was a kid...I am on vacation right now still soaking that in. I’m just so thankful and ready for what’s next.”
With the WrestleMania main event checked off her list, it sounds to me like The Boss doesn’t have much left to accomplish in pro wrestling.
What do you think is next for Sasha Banks in WWE?