If Hell in a Cell is supposed to be the conclusion of the Sasha Banks vs Charlotte rivalry, then it was one several years in the making.
Banks spoke to FOX Sports about her opponent, Charlotte, and the history between the two that started all the way back in both of their early days of NXT. Before becoming bitter rivals, the two were part of a tag team and their chemistry began from that point.
"I can't really recall our first match but I remember one of my first days at NXT, Sara Del Rey had me and Charlotte lock up with each other, and it was that moment where we kinda knew there was something between us," Banks said. "Everyone just kinda stopped in the room when they saw us lock up like 'whoa,' and we were kinda like 'whoa.' And from there we had this chemistry. We didn't really wrestle each other for the first couple years, we were actually a tag team. We tag-teamed all over Florida, we were in the BFFs. When we first started we were these very, very generic baby faces, really not given the opportunity - we were just there to try to get the other girls over."
Banks, who is defending her RAW Women's Championship in the first ever women's Hell in a Cell match, didn't mince words about Charlotte and when she acquired what Banks thinks an over-confident attitude.
"It wasn't until… I think after Charlotte won her NXT Women's Championship she kinda got a big head like she always does, and I wasn't really feeling that, because I'm like 'listen, who helped you from the beginning? That's right, me," Banks said. "Because I'm the one with the wrestling skills, I'm the one who loves this the most.' So I kinda just had to put her on her face, and ever since then it's been this ongoing rivalry to try and prove who's better."
The Hell in a Cell match between the two women is one of three Hell in a Cell matches contested on October 30. Roman Reigns vs. Rusev and Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens with the United States and Universal Championships on the line, respectively, will also take place in a cell. Fightful will have complete coverage of the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.