MAJOR BACKSTAGE HEAT BETWEEN CHARLOTTE FLAIR AND SASHA BANKS REVEALED
Over recent years, there are few rivalries that have been as important as Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks in WWE history. “The Boss” vs. “The Queen” was about competition and the desire to be the best, but it was also about establishing women’s wrestling and its place on WWE programming. There’s no question that the two were successful in achieving the latter, but there was a lot more happening backstage that fans weren’t aware of.
Regardless of their feud on WWE programming, the WWE Universe assumed there was a strong friendship between them behind the scenes. “The Four Horsewomen” were believed to be really close, but it’s come to light that Charlotte and Sasha Banks had some kind of a falling out during their time in NXT. In Charlotte and Ric Flair’s new book, Second Nature, she revealed some new details about her falling out with Banks.
Apparently, their falling out stemmed from some jealousy between them interfering in their friendship. At the first NXT Takeover, Charlotte won the NXT Women’s Championship after a great match with Natalya, but it caused a rift between her and The Boss. Sasha began taking shots at Charlotte, which she would call “petty” and didn’t appreciate. However, that animosity was the catalyst for the start of their historic rivalry.
Sasha ended up being the one to win the NXT Women’s Title from Charlotte and go on to create history of her own with Bayley at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn. Both women used their runs in NXT as a launching pad onto the main roster. Despite any tension between them backstage, they feuded with one another for over a year. It’s unclear if their issues are resolved, but it didn’t impact the work they’ve done together in the ring.
If anything, the competition between The Boss and The Queen added something special to their feud. Their feud saw them pass the Raw Women’s Championship back and forth, while also making WWE history. Any issues that still remain between them only made their feud better in the ring. After so much time together, there is clearly respect between Sasha Banks and Charlotte. Their feud helped establish women’s wrestling on WWE television and cemented both of their names in WWE history. Hopefully, time has or will heal any issues between them, and they can appreciate what they accomplished together.
WWE’s First-Ever Women’s Match in United Arab Emirates Takes Place
Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss wrestled WWE’s first ever women’s match in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and “The Boss” got incredibly emotional talking about it afterward.
Banks and Bliss both wrestled in full body suits and according to WWE there were chants of “this is hope” from both sexes in the crowd during the match.
An emotional Sasha Banks spoke to WWE.com when it was all over and while fighting back tears said, “The moment the announcer announced that this is gonna be a women’s match you could hear the crowd care. The moment I stood out there and I saw little girls, it just … it made everything worth it.”
Sasha continued, “Because this is what I feel like I was put on this earth to do. I wanna make a change in the world. I wanna empower women and I want to let them know that their dreams are endless and they can achieve anything.”
Watch the clips from their historic contest below, as well as SB’s post-match interview.