Though Banks lost the SmackDown Women's Championship to Bianca Belair in the main event of night one of WrestleMania 37, she has received plenty of accolades and praise for her role in the match. Banks' performance track record in big matches is undeniable as she's had classic bouts throughout her career.
Her work hasn't gone unnoticed in the eyes of 2020 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Nikki Bella, who wrote a lengthy Instagram post praising Banks and Belair for their historic main event.
What a historic and memorable moment. These two women raised the bar, set new standards, and showed what felt like was impossible was possible. The main event spot is never given, purely earned. Sasha Banks is the GOAT of this era and paving a whole new road for women like Bianca. As women we have the pressure to always deliver and they went beyond the expected! I was so proud as a woman watching! Proud that two black women main evented WrestleMania, stole the show, inspired and empowered millions around the world! Thank you both so much!!
After the match, Banks was seen smiling and soaking in the moment as she sold her injuries near the barricade. You can view the moment by clicking here.
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