Sasha Banks has debuted new Sailor Moon-inspired gear for the WWE Royal Rumble! The Women’s Rumble match is one of the main reasons to be excited about the pay-per-view as a whole, as it sets the stage for what’s to come down the road to WrestleMania, and one of the main reasons to be excited about was the fact that Sasha Banks had been confirmed to return from injury on last night’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, but the biggest surprise was that she was set to be the first-ever participant in the Women’s Rumble match.
To make this situation even more magical for fans around the world, Sasha Banks has debuted brand new gear inspired by Usagi Tsukino, also known as the magical girl Sailor Moon. Taking on the red, white, and blue aesthetic with the updos and boots, Banks started the match off in utter magic. You can check out the awesome gear below:
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Speaking to ComicBook.com’s Matthew Aguilar last year, Banks spoke of the impact Sailor Moon had on his life, “My first thing wasn’t Star Wars, it was Sailor Moon. When I was maybe five years old, I started watching Sailor Moon, and I had no idea what time it was or anything. He always came at 6:00 in the morning, but I stayed up all night just because I knew it would be dark sometimes, sometimes in the morning I had no idea. But I had to stay up and watch my Sailor Moon because I thought I was like Serena,” Banks said. . “I was a meatball head, I was clumsy, I was always late to school, and she really taught me to believe in myself, my own powers and the powers of the universe and of the moon. So still to this day, she’s my favorite and I can’t believe how much of a part she’s played in my life.”
As for Sailor Moon, you can currently find the last two movies streaming with Netflix. Title Eternal Sailor Moon, these new films were released to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary and adapt the Dead Moon arc from Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga series. They are officially described as such: “When a dark power envelops the Earth after a total solar eclipse, the scattered Sailor Guardians must come together to bring light back to the world. When a dark power envelops Earth after a total solar eclipse, the Sailor Guardians must come together to bring light back to the world.”
The full Royal Rumble 2022 card breaks down as follows:
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley
- Gross Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch vs Doudrop
- Royal Rumble Men
- Women’s Royal Rumble
What do you think of Sasha Banks’ take on Sailor Moon at Royal Rumble 2022? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments!