WWE.com recently published an exclusive interview with NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, as she and other NXT stars prepare to invade Ohio with a series of live events in early March. Within the interview, “The Boss” discussed a number of topics in regards to her run in WWE’s developmental territory thus far in her young career.

Banks, 23, hit on how far she has come since her beginnings in NXT:

“I remember walking into NXT that first day. I was nervous and I was scared. All I wanted to do was win over every single fan that paid their hard-earned money to see me perform. I realize now that no matter how great you are or try to be, there will always be people who look down upon you. Whether its jealousy, envy, whatever. And that’s OK. I know where I’m headed, and they’re not going to drag me down.”

The woman who pinned Charlotte to win the NXT Women’s Championship at the first live NXT special of 2015 discussed her title victory and what the future holds:

“I feel like it’s been a long time coming. Ever since I was 10 years old, I’ve had this vision of me standing in the ring with a championship title held high above my head. Today, it’s not just a vision, it’s a reality. And no matter what happens in the future, that moment will live on forever in history and on WWE Network.”

“Anyone can hang a title across their shoulder and call themselves a champion. Me? I’m a star. When I walk onto that stage, all eyes are on me because I shine brighter than they ever could. I’ve got the Superstar looks and the skills in the ring to back it up. That’s the difference.”

“If you look at it in historical terms, Paige was the first champion so her era was like an introduction into this higher level of female empowerment. Charlotte’s era was similar to what Brock Lesnar is now. Just a dominant, “It’s gonna take the world to take me down”-type of competitor. My era is bigger than that. I’m going to transcend boundaries. I’m aiming for an era that’s on par with The Rock. Sasha Banks will be a name that’s on everyone’s tongues, and not just fans of NXT. Bank on it.”

The full interview between Banks and WWE.com can be found here. “The Boss” also discussed if she views herself as a role model for young women, in addition to many other topics.


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