How did Sasha Banks come up with her Bank Statement submission finishing move in WWE?
Who better to ask than “The Boss” herself?
WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks recently appeared as a guest on the Sailor Moon Fan podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During her appearance on the popular pro wrestling program, the women’s wrestling star revealed the origin story behind her “Bank Statement” submission finishing move.
Featured below is an excerpt from the episode where she touches on this particular topic.
“When I was trying to find my character and I was just thinking I had to be a bad guy, I wanted a whole new finisher. At the time, I was just doing a neck-breaker finisher. I was like that’s cute, but it’s basic because everyone does a neck-breaker and I’m not trying to be basic in WWE. I really loved the backstabber and how it looked. I was really small, and I needed a finisher that I could do to everybody. One day, I went to training and asked the head trainer, ‘Can you help me?’ He said, ‘I like the backstabber, but how about you flip it into a cross-face?’ I was like, ‘Oh, money, money, money, like a bank statement.’ That’s what I do, I leave a statement. I take that change, put it in the back, cha-ching, and I make these girls tap out.”
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