John Cena Sr says Sasha Banks considered quitting her career before WWE.
Sasha Banks joined NXT in 2012. Before that, She was mostly wrestling in independent promotions around the New England region. Fellow Bostonian John Cena Sr recently spoke about some of his experience seeing Banks at a Massachusets independent wrestling show. On Boston Wrestling's podcast, Cena Sr said he worked with Banks on a show prior to her signing with WWE and at the time, Banks was considering giving up on her career.
"I was in Webster (Massachusets) doing a show with her and she was going to kind of quit pro wrestling. I said to her 'don't do it, there's a lot behind you. You've got a lot to offer.' Then next thing I know she's in the WWE. She's an outstanding athlete. She has a good feel for this business," said Cena Sr. "She doesn't get in to play the game, she just has fun doing it, and she's really a fan," he continued.
Also during the podcast, Cena Sr. talked about some comments Banks made about her displeasure with some of WWE's operation and he was asked about other current topics surrounding WWE and professional wrestling. The interview can be seen in the video below.
The last time Cena Sr was featured on WWE television was in 2014, when he was punched in the face by Randy Orton while Cena Sr was in the audience. In 2007, Cena Sr had a WWE match against Randy Orton during one of the many feuds between Cena Sr's son John Cena and Orton.
The Boston Wrestling podcast can be seen on the website's YouTube page.