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.
Never worry about fans waiting at an airport at 5am asking for your autograph. Worry when they're NOT there at 5am asking for your autograph
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) September 3, 2017
Credit for the quotes in this article goes to Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and WrestlingNews.co for the transcription