Sasha Banks opens up on how she found out she was headlining Wrestlemania 37. Her match with Bianca Belair was the first singles women’s match to close out Mania.
Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair fought for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania. However, the belt was irrelevant even before the bell rang. The Boss and the EST were the first pair of African Women squaring off at Wrestlemania. They were also the first two women to fight a singles match in the main event of Wrestlemania.
So how and when did she find out that she was main event of this year’s Wrestlemania? The Boss revealed it all during a recent appearance on Just Women’s Sports podcast. She spoke about what was going through her mind before she found out and how she reacted after.
Sasha Banks opens up on how she found out she was headlining Wrestlemania 37
“The whole month was such an anxiety thing. We had no idea who was going to main event WrestleMania. The year before, I was telling my best friend Bayley, ‘I’m going to main event WrestleMania 37.’ It was always my dream to main event WrestleMania and I was just putting it out there to the universe and striving and working towards it.
“The month before WrestleMania, I really thought, I heard rumblings it was going to be the guys and I was like, ‘What can I do?’ All I can do is be me and keep on doing my work and show Vince that ‘if I’m not the main event, I don’t know what main event you’re going to have.’
“Legit, the Wednesday before WrestleMania, I found out we were the main event. I was so nervous and was asking, ‘Did you check the card, did anyone tell you?’ ‘You’re not the main event.’ ‘No one told me that.’ I was going to go to rehearsals and if I found out, all I could do is maybe ask Vince.
“I went to rehearsals and TJ Wilson told me that I was the main event and I instantly started crying. It was so overwhelming and it was crazy. It’s the biggest thing you can do in wrestling and my heroes haven’t gotten to do what I’ve done.
“Not only that, just being a woman and an African-American woman, we’re checking off so many things. The biggest thing I got to check off was fully accomplishing everything I had written down as a kid. I’m on vacation right now, still soaking that in,”
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