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Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss Comment on Making History in Abu Dhabi

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Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss Make History in Abu Dhabi

Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks have an interesting, unique rivalry. However, they were able to make history together despite the tension. Last week, they were the first two women to ever perform in front of an audience in Abu Dhabi.

That being said, the pair spoke with ESPN’s Jonathon Selvaraj just moments after the match close. Sasha Banks gave a watery-eyed confession:

“I was emotional because that was something so big. It was the first ever women’s match in Abu Dhabi. It was something so special. I knew that it was going to be something so important. So right before I went out, I had the flood of tears down my face. And I rushed to the bathroom thinking ‘don’t mess up your makeup’.”

Banks also states that she was shocked to see so many women in attendance:

“When I walked through the arena and the crowd and I had my entrance, I was very surprised at the reception. They don’t really get women’s matches over there and so when I spotted women in the crowd I was very surprised. The reactions and support I got was so empowering. Hopefully it opens the doors for many more opportunities for women in that country.”

Women’s Wrestling

It is undeniable that women’s wrestling has come leaps and bounds since the days of bra and panties matches. Having an allowed opportunity could signal more change to come. As it is, there are already rumors that a women’s Royal Rumble match isn’t too far out of reach. But according to both Banks and Bliss, neither is a women’s WrestleMania main event:

Alexa: “I don’t think it’s very far off. I think every woman on the roster wants to be at the main event for WrestleMania. And if we ever get the opportunity to, it should be a match where every woman is involved. It would be that moment of the women’s evolution that would be the ‘we did it’. And I think every woman should be involved because it took every woman to get there.”

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