Sasha Banks Says Short Title Reigns Take Away Her Confidence

Sasha Banks

Prior to winning and the dropping the Raw Women’s Championship to Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks appeared on Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast. “The Boss” discussed her propensity for losing the gold shortly after attaining it, which is something that has found its way into Banks’ ongoing story arc.

According to Banks, repeatedly losing the Raw Women’s Championship soon after winning it has been a blow to her confidence.

“I’ll be honest about something. I’m a three-time Raw Women’s Champion, right, which is awesome. Within a whole year, I’m a three-time Women’s Champion, which, to me, is a lot. I am a three-time two-week holder of a championship, so that took away my confidence so much.”

Moreover, in Banks’ estimation, either WWE does not see her as a viable champion or the company wants repeated title changes to keep people talking.

She said, “I thought, ‘Okay, I lost it the first time.’ Then, when I won it back, I was like, ‘Okay, maybe I can show them that I can keep it for longer than two weeks.’ And I don’t know. Was it something with me or do they just want to keep [flip-flopping]? I don’t know.

“So the last reign, I wasn’t used the Monday night and the following week, Charlotte closed out Raw, cutting a promo on her father. I run out and get beat up by Charlotte. And then, the following pay-per-view, which was an Iron Woman Match, I tapped out with one second left, and went to overtime, and tapped out. So to me, you’re telling me I couldn’t hold out for one more second not to tap out? But then I still lose. It’s stuff like that that really brought down my confidence levels, like maybe there’s something wrong with me and they don’t see me as a champion or legit they wanted to have all these title changes and they wanted people to talk about it.”

Banks added, “But then, in my last run, I was like, ‘Okay, I have two more weeks till the pay-per-view, I might lose, I might win. I have no idea.’ And those things, I didn’t find out till the day of, the night of.”

Sasha is now out to prove that she can be a champion for more than two weeks.

“I just want to show to myself that I can do it and I can show to the company that I can be a champion for more than two weeks,” Banks said. “And I want to be going down in history as the greatest women’s champion of all time because I’m already going down as the greatest women’s wrestler of all time.”