Sasha Banks Names Her Duel With Bayley as the Greatest Women’s Match of All Time

Published 06/11/2021, 12:20 PM EDT


Sasha Banks is one of the most popular female wrestlers in WWE. She is a five-time WWE Raw Women’s Champion and one-time SmackDown Champion. Sasha, along with Bianca Belair, made history in WrestleMania 2021 by becoming the first two black women to have a singles match. Furthermore, the match was also the first women’s singles match to headline the event in history.

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In an interview on the ‘Just Women’s Sports‘ podcast, Sasha Banks elaborated why the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn match against Bayley was the greatest women’s match of all time. Banks said,

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“It’s the most talked about match, really in the history of women’s wrestling and I’m so thankful for that match because it really changed the game of everything in the business for women. I remember that match clearly because it was two months before I got called up to the main roster and I finally made it to Raw, which was my dream since I was a 10-year-old kid, and I was NXT Women’s Champion.

“We’re at TakeOver: Brooklyn, the first time out of Florida and NXT is in front of a large-scale audience. We were equal to the WWE brand because of Sasha Banks, Bayley, Sami Zayn, Finn Balor. I wanted to leave a lasting impression of what I wanted my name and legacy to be in NXT before I got called up and dropped the title.

“I wanted to show them; first of all, we should have been the main event. Second of all, I wanted to make sure they remembered this match for the rest of their lives. I wanted the match to be the greatest women’s match of all time and it happened to be the greatest women’s match of all time.” (H/t Fightful for transcriptions)

Fans love Sasha Banks

If you are a fan of Sasha or not, you cannot deny that “The Boss” is an excellent wrestler. Her ability to gel with any wrestlers in the ring is clearly proof of that. She has reached the sky and more through sheer will and perseverance.

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Along with being an all-rounder in the ring, she is also an inspiration to children around the globe. A true icon who will continue to inspire generations to come. We have no doubt in our minds that she will continue to make history throughout her career. Don’t take your eyes off the Boss.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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