– Sasha Banks spoke with Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com to promote tonight’s WWE NXT Takeover: Rival event. The full interview is available at this link. Below are some highlights:
NXT and the Fatal 4 Way at tonight’s event:
“It feels like a whole other brand onto itself and I know for the girls — and just speaking for myself — being at NXT has been such an amazing experience and I feel so accomplished here as wrestling as a woman and just showing fans that women can do it better than the men. I know that at ‘NXT TakeOver’ and the fatal four-way we’ll definitely have people saying ‘oh my God, those were not Divas, those were superstars right there’.
Wanting to have the best match:
“I always try to outdo the guys. It doesn’t matter who you are. Even Sami Zayn — I want to have a better match than Sami Zayn and he is absolutely incredible. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to change the definition of what it is to be a Diva and what it is to be a woman’s wrestler.”
NXT going on tour:
“It is absolutely amazing to get out of Florida I have to say. And I know all the boys and girls are extremely excited to see how big NXT has gotten. For me, I got to start at FCW and see it turn into NXT and I remember going to house shows and there were legit ten fans in the crowd. Now, every weekend where we have a show there are 300-plus people. And I know the Columbus show got sold out in 22 minutes and there’s 900 people coming. It’s so exciting to see how big it’s grown and how big it’s going to get because I know it’s just going to get bigger and better and I’m so excited to be a part of it.”