WWE SmackDown star Sasha Banks has revealed that she was pissed off with Ronda Rousey for joining WWE and earning more money than her.
Following her appearance at the end of Royal Rumble 2018, Rousey was treated as one of WWE’s top stars, despite her pro-wrestling inexperience. Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Banks revealed that she took issue with Rousey’s treatment after joining the company.
When asked about the possibility of a WWE Four Horsewomen vs. MMA Four Horsewomen feud, Banks said:
“I can only speak for myself. There might be a little tension, I don’t know about real heat. I was pissed off that Ronda Rousey could come in, get more money than me, get a (better) locker room than me, and bring all these people backstage and get more time than me. I’m like, ‘excuse me? who is you and what you do?’
“Besides respecting everything she’s done in the UFC and the fight world, when it comes to the squared circle, that’s my home. That’s where I’m the legit boss, not Ronda Rousey. There could have been a lot of tension from the other three, I don’t know. I don’t even know why they call themselves the Four Horsewomen. ‘Thank you so much for being a fan, but that is our trademark,’ second, after Ric Flair.”
Banks unsuccessfully challenged Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship at Royal Rumble 2019. Open to wrestling the former UFC Bantamweight Champion again, Banks said:
“I’m so down to working with Ronda again. I loved our match at Royal Rumble. To have a match with somebody that doesn’t have the professional wrestling background and was so new and fresh, I love challenges like that. She got it so quick because she did love it and was a fan and because over her fighting background, she knew how to take things and it flowed so easily and naturally. She was awesome to work with and I would love to have another match with her.”
Rousey hasn’t wrestled since WrestleMania 35. In September, Rousey gave birth to her first child, La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne.
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