Stephanie McMahon Talks WrestleMania Returning To Tampa, Praises Sasha Banks and Calls Her “A Star”


WWE Chief Brand Officer Sasha Banks recently spoke with Sports Illustrated about a variety of topics, including WrestleMania 37 returning to Tampa Bay, and how current SmackDown Women’s champion Sasha Banks is a mega star. Highlights from the interview can be found below.

Says they are excited to work with Governor DeSantis and bring Mania to Florida:

“Like I said in the announcement, it’s an honor to host again in Tampa for the first time. We are excited to work with Governor [Ron] DeSantis, Mayor [Jane] Castor, and all of the health officials to make the event as safe as possible.”

How they announced their WrestleMania plans for the next three years:

“We have the opportunity to work with our partners over the next three years. We were originally scheduled to be in SoFi Stadium in 2021, but once the pandemic hit, we spoke with all of our host cities to determine our best path and best strategies. That’s why we announced all three dates and locations. Especially right now, it’s so important to have something to look forward to. We want to provide some hope and excitement, and given the circumstances, allow people time to plan.”

Praise for SmackDown women’s champion Sasha Banks:

“Sasha is a star, and she was a perfect choice to make that announcement. That launched the rebranding of the women’s division on the biggest stage possible. Sasha, Becky and Charlotte tore it down in Dallas, and I can’t wait to see what they do at WrestleMania in 2022.”

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