Four-time WWE Raw Women's Champion Sasha Banks recently did an interview on The Sam Roberts Podcast where she addressed the accusations of her not being friendly to fans during her personal time, such as when she's at a hotel or an airport:
“I grew up a wrestling fan, so I knew that I wanted to meet all my favorite wrestlers. But always in the back of my head I never thought in my life to be like, ‘Hey, they’re gonna fly in. Maybe I should wait at the airport for like 12 hours at a gate. Hey! They don’t want any sleep. Maybe I’ll go find their hotel they’re staying at and let me bother them.’
“Like to me, that’s stalking. I don’t tweet out what hotel I’m at. I don’t tweet out what airline I’m flying. I do tweet you what arena I’ll be performing at, so I do expect fans at the arena, and I’m so happy to sign at the arena, that’s fine because I’m telling you where I’m going to be at. If I see you in public, that’s fine.
“But when I’m at an airport at four in the morning and I see somebody with a carry-on and they open it with a hundred items of everyone and they’re bothering everybody to get an autograph, and I see it on eBay – that’s not okay to me.
“And there were fans at the airport with fans with stuff to sign and I was like, ‘Wait, how did you guys know what time I land and I was going to be here? They go, ‘Oh we called the airport and asked if you were flying in anytime soon to give us a phone call.’”
Former WWE Superstar Chris Masters, currently known as Chris Adonis in Global Force Wrestling, sent out the following Tweet in response:
What a freaking diva @SashaBanksWWE is. Fans first!!! You're nothing without them!!!!— Chris Masters (@ChrisAdonis) September 4, 2017