Sasha Banks defended her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair on Night One of WrestleMania 37, in its main event. It was a historic match as the two competitors gave it their all including the kitchen sink to win the match. Ultimately, it was Bianca Belair who emerged victorious in the title match and became the new Smackdown Women’s Champion in the process. The two also had a genuine moment where they shed tears in the ring. Sasha Banks also leaked a photo after cancelling a match.
‘The Boss’ Sasha Banks was set to face off against Bianca Belair at WWE SummerSlam for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. However, she never showed up and instead, Becky Lynch came out and beat Bianca Belair for the title in under 26 seconds. Sahsa Banks finally returned at WWE Extreme Rules and since then has been involved in the main event scene.
She became one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag team champions alongside Naomi. However, both of them walked out of Monday Night RAW back in May due to creative differences. It was said that Sasha Banks might have been released as well.
She finally debuted at Wrestle Kingdom 17 last week as Mercedes Mone, taking out KAIRI in the process.
Dutch Mantell spoke on Smack Talk, revealing that during the two years he was there since Sasha Banks debuted in 2015, she didn’t say “hello” to him once:
“I was there [WWE] for two years, guess how many times Sasha [Banks] said hello to me? Zero. Because I wasn’t in her orbit. Even when I passed her, it’s common to stop, especially on your first day to introduce yourself and say ‘hello, pleased to meet you’ or whatever. It’s just a formality. But she never said hello when she saw me, I spent a lot of time in catering, remember. But she would never speak to me there, she just kind of ignored me and I did the same to her. There wasn’t negativity to it, it was just something that never happened.”
“In the wrestling business, if you’re newer to the business, and there’s a veteran, the newer person needs to make an attempt to say hello. Not me going to her. She should have come to me by…it’s been done for ages. You go into a new dressing room and you go around and meet everybody and offer a little bulls**t handshake, but you’ve met them. You’ve went out of your way to say hello and ‘if I can help you, let me know’ or whatever. But she never did and it wasn’t a big thing but she never said hello to me.”