Top 5: Sasha Banks

The Boss, The Blueprint, The Standard. Sasha Banks is a six-time WWE Women’s Champion, former NXT Champion, and holds the #6 spot on PWI Women’s 150 for this year. From becoming one of the first women to main event, a major WWE pay-per-view, to one of the first women to enter Hell in a Cell, Banks continues to collect her accolades along the span of one of the best women’s wrestling careers of all time.  With her long-time partner and friend, she became the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, pushing the progression of Women’s Tag Teams within WWE.

As The Boss plans to lead her team to victory at Survivor Series, here are my top 5 Sasha Banks matches:

#5 – Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley / NXT TakeOver

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The four horsewomen meet in a fatal four-way to determine who deserves to call themselves NXT Women’s Champion. The Hugger is the crowd favorite to win, while The Boss plans to stop that victory as soon as the bell rings. The Queen comes in as champion, while Becky plans to change that immediately. However, Banks takes advantage, becoming NXT Women’s Champion for the first time in her career. This victory leaves the other four horsewomen stunned, leading to a path of revenge.

#4 – Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss / SummerSlam 2017

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Sasha is ready to get back to winning, and Bliss will not stand in her way. The hunger these women absorb begins to settle in from the first lockup, and the frustration sets in. This is the third time we see Banks and Bliss meet up, giving this feud more story and passion for victory. This win for Banks displays the amount of desire and need she has to hold that RAW Women’s Championship, no matter what it takes.

#3 – Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair / Raw Women’s Championship – Falls Count Anywhere

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Talk about the history and level of respect these two have for one another. Talk about being the best and displaying greatness every single time there is a meeting in the ring. Talk about setting the standard and becoming the opportunity. Talk about pure greatness and main eventing. This feud between these women will go down in history as one of the most notable feuds within the women’s evolution of WWE. As much as fans complained, this feud’s relevance has been displayed significantly as these women now reside on the same brand. This leaves fans to wonder how quickly this feud will be reignited on the blue brand. 

#2 – Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair / WrestleMania

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As I discussed before in Belair’s top 5, this match will forever be discussed as one of the greatest WrestleMania matches of all time. The significance this match has on representation will be felt for years to come. I always go back to this match like a proud parent watching their children go over and beyond. The emotions and passion this match had will forever be remembered in so many. It is one of those moments where you remember exactly where you were. Many would say this is their best moment, but once again, I have to disagree.

#1 – Sasha Banks vs. Bayley / Takeover Brooklyn

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Where do I begin? These women helped build the foundation for NXT Women’s division and the women’s evolution going forward. These women’s prestige to hold the NXT Women’s Championship is vital to the NXT we see today. This is so much more than just a match. Personally, this is one of my favorite women’s matches of all time. Banks has always done a fantastic job taking her losses, bouncing back, and making the match itself more meaningful than actually receiving the victory.

In less than two weeks, The Boss plans to lead her team to give the Women’s SmackDown team their first victory. The question left on everyone’s mind is how will her developing feud with a teammate, Shotzi, play a part in reaching that victory? Tune into Survivor Serious Sunday, November 21st, to find out. 

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