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Sasha Banks discusses fans who invade her privacy and stalk her

Sasha Banks is adored by millions of fans all over the world. There are plenty of people excited to see The Boss when she comes to town, but it turns out over-aggressive fans aren’t Sasha’s favorite.

Banks recently discussed the problem with over-zealous fans on a recent episode of Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast.

“You want me to talk about how much I hate being bothered at an airport or hotels?” Sasha Banks asked. She admitted there was a difference between a six-year-old girl walking up to her and asking for an autograph and someone accosting her for a stack of autographs when she’s busy at an airport. “To me I have such a big — and I grew up a wrestling fan so I knew I wanted to meet my favorite wrestlers but always in the back of my head I never thought in my life I’d be like ‘hey, they’re gonna fly in. Maybe I should wait at the airport for like twelve-hours at the gate Hey — they don’t need any sleep, maybe let me find the hotel they’re staying at and bother them.'”

“Like to me, that’s stalking. I don’t tweet out what hotel I’m at. I don’t tweet what airport I’ll be flying out of. I do tweet what arena I’ll be performing at so I do expect fans at the arena and I’m so happy to sign at the arena. That’s fine because I’m telling you where I’m going to be at. If I see you in public, that’s fine. But when I’m in the airport at four in the morning and I see somebody with a carry-on and they open it with a hundred items of everyone and they’re bothering everyone to get an autograph and then I see it on eBay… that’s not okay to me.”

Sasha went on to say this kind of adoration is a bit of an invasion of privacy. So if you ever see The Boss in public, please be nice and keep the suitcases full of stuff for her to sign to a minimum.

If you ask Bully Ray though, there isn’t a problem with over-excited fans. The problem comes when they stop caring.

Credit for the quotes in this article goes to Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and for the transcription 

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I’m sorry, but what a b*^ch. Every time I have ever seen a fan encounter her, she’s always a told t#%t. Being famous comes with crazy fans, it’s called being famous. Her fans are the only reason she’s even in the WWE. No wonder she can’t hold the title for more than a week lol.

  • CC

    This has gone on for years, not just with wrestlers, but actors, musicians and other famous people too. So why do celebs get into their chosen industry then act surprised by this?
    I am not saying it is right (my personal outlook is that I will only ask for autographs at events or arranged signings), but it comes with the territory and you have to understand this before you go in.
    I do not really see any issue with stopping people at airports when they fly into a city to work, but harrassing when they are shopping or eatting etc is where it over steps the line.

    As for the people with loads of items to sign .. simple solution is to sign one thing and then move on. Those people are obviously doing it to make money, and that is why at book siginings etc, they always set a rule of no more than 1 or 2 things signed per person.

  • wwemrpeeps85

    That’s creepy and I would cry if I met Sasha Banks I love the boss so much.

  • oppa

    People were literally blasting her for feeling this way. It’s scary how many fans don’t get why a young woman would be concerned for her safety from people who are following her around airports and hotels. Her story of people calling the airport to request her flight information is scary. People are definitely crossing lines that shouldn’t be crossed.

  • Brian

    There was a golfer earlier this complaining about the ‘professional’ fans who hound them for autographs so they can sell them.

    These people are scum, and make it hard for real fans to get autographs from their favourite stars.