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Sasha Banks Says Backstage Politics Is The Hardest Reality Of WWE (While Eating Spicy Wings)

Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks appeared on First We Feast’s latest episode of “Hot Ones,” the YouTube show where host Sean Evans interviews celebrities as they eat a series of increasingly hot wings. The four-time Raw Women’s Champion tackles tough questions (including picking her favorite WWE Superstar outfit of all time), provides guidelines for autograph seekers, and calls out another WWE Superstar to attempt the Hot Ones challenge down the line. Highlights from the interview are as follows:

The harsh realities of WWE:

“I feel at ease when I’m in that square circle. The hardest reality is knowing that it’s a lot of politics, a lot of grueling traveling, which I didn’t realize how hard that would be.”

Being first cousins with Snoop Dogg and finding her nickname:

“When I was around him, his bodyguards would always call him ‘boss’, and I was like, ‘That’s kind of catchy. That’s a good little nickname.’ So I was like, ‘Sasha Banks the Boss,’ and then it turned to ‘ThAnytimeBoss.’

“Anytime he was with the WWE, I would call him and be like, ‘Please take me with you. I love this. Please, please, please.’ And I remember going with him at 2008, and he was doing rehearsals with the Divas at the time, and he was walking down the ramp. And I was following him behind like this, and I was walking down the WrestleMania ramp. I was 16 at the time and 25 doing it this year. Dreams really do come true.”

How she recovers after long matches:

“Lots of wine. I love drinking wine after a match. It makes me really calm and relaxed.”

Her love for the city of Boston:

“I was in Boston when they won the Bruins championship. The whole town just came out of these restaurants and just went to the streets and started rallying…It was so crazy. That’s why I love Boston so much. Any time I go out in Boston and they say, ‘From Boston, Massachusetts…’ the crowd just erupts.

“I remember in my Hell in a Cell match with Charlotte, I lost it, and they were just dead silent. They couldn’t believe it. I thought they were going to start a riot. I’m like, ‘That’s Boston fans for you.'”

You can watch the episode here.