Sasha Banks recently spoke with USA Today's "For The Win" section about the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble match next month, Paige returning to WWE and more. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On women finally getting their opportunity at the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view: "It's huge, and incredible to see. Just in the past two years, like Stephanie said, this women's evolution has just been taking off. I feel like every pay-per-view, the women just keep on getting opportunities and breaking down those doors and showing the world that we can do it just like the guys, you know?
It's so cool to see, and what makes me really excited is we could potentially see a singles match at WrestleMania for the women's championship, which is my dream. I just want to have that one-on-one match at WrestleMania.
So I'm praying to God that I win the Royal Rumble, but I know that the competition is going to be so hard. Hopefully we get to bring women from the past and women from NXT, because with just Raw and SmackDown we don't have enough.
On legends possibly returning in the match: "Gosh, of course Trish and Lita. Beth Phoenix, Molly Holly, Jacqueline, Jazz… I mean, bring 'em all. Just to even think of the potential legends that could be in that ring with me, that's what I'm really excited about. It's crazy to even think. I've gotten to meet Trish and Lita already, and Beth Phoenix, but to be in the ring with them would be such a huge honor. I would just be like a little kid again.
I feel like the guys get the opportunity to wrestle legends so much more than we do, so to have that potential is so cool."
On Paige returning to WWE: "It's been awesome just because, you know, having three women added to our division, it adds so much more. And as you see on Raw, we've been getting that spot not just one time on the show, it's twice on the show. And that's so awesome to see, that there's a storyline that's not just driven for the championship, which I love. I want to see that more often, where yes, you have someone chasing the title, but I want a second storyline on the side too. Having three new girls has given us that opportunity."
Check out the complete interview at USAToday.com.