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WWE News: Sasha Banks reveals if she prefers playing babyface or heel

Riju Dasgupta
2.10K   //    10 Nov 2017, 16:54 IST

Sasha Banks is true to her character
Sasha Banks is true to her character

What's the story?

WWE Superstar Sasha Banks was recently in a conversation with India Today, who asked her if she enjoyed playing a face or heel. Banks had quite a unique take on the matter.

According to her, she was just herself, irrespective of whatever character she was playing... just The Legit Boss and nothing else. We thank Wrestling Inc. for the transcript.

In case you didn't know...

Sasha Banks is part of the Four Horsewomen of NXT, who helped in putting the women's wrestling on the map and changed the perception towards women's wrestlers from divas to 'superstars' much like their male counterparts. She is best known for her NXT run as a heel, culminating in her epic match against Bayley at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.

Ever since she came to the main roster, Banks has been a babyface only. Some have felt that she was a far more compelling character in NXT.

The heart of the matter

Sasha Banks felt that whether she was heel or face, she was always true to the character of the 'Legit Boss':

"I just feel that I am just being myself. Even if I am a 'baby face' or a 'heel,' I am still Sasha Banks. I go out there and do my best like I always do. I don't need to put a title on it, if am being a bad guy or a good guy, I am just going to be Sasha Banks. 

According to her, she was doing the same thing in NXT as well. She also claimed that she was always trying to be the face of the company.

What's next?

Sasha Banks represents Team RAW against Team SmackDown Live at Survivor Series 2017, in a battle of the brands.

Author's take

I felt Sasha Banks' character in NXT, but it hasn't clicked since she joined the main roster. Whether it was in PCB, or ever since, there's been something missing.


However, that's been the case with a lot of performers on the roster, who've lost their charm since their NXT run.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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