The Independent Files – Sasha Banks (Mercedes KV)

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Welcome back to “The Independent Files,“ where we at Nerdopotamus usually share a match featuring two WWE wrestlers, but not from their time on the big stage. No, these matches are from their time on the independent circuit. There used to be a time when indie experience was frowned upon in Vince McMahon’s company, but not anymore!

Nowadays, the indies are essentially the territories, and Triple H is Vinny Mac in the early-mid ’80s, going around, cherry picking the best talent out there. That’s how we ended up with the current WWE landscape. Look at their roster. Seth Rollins? Indie experience. Dean Ambrose? Indie experience. Same goes for Adrian Neville, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor, Cesaro, AJ Styles, Luke Harper, King Barrett, Sheamus, and of course, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, as well as many others.

For this installment, we’ve chosen not to spotlight one match. Instead, we’re going to share three matches from the past of The Boss herself, Sasha Banks. Before she became a star in NXT and the WWE, she was working as Mercedes KV. She captured three different titles during that time: the Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Championship, the RWC No Limitz Championship, and the IWE Women’s Championship.

NOTE: If you’re interested in more information along these lines, you can click HERE to go to Sasha’s Wikipedia page.

So, without further adieu, check out Sasha Banks before she became Sasha Banks.


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