Sasha Banks Reveals The Pro Wrestling Move She Brought To The Mandalorian


When Sasha Banks played Koska Reeves on Disney+’s “The Mandalorian”, she had the opportunity to bring elements from the wrestling world into her fight scene with Boba Fett. He hit a DDT in the scene, but that wasn’t the original plan, as he explained “Ach-To Radio“That they” wanted me to do an arm drag or a headlock takeover.

“I was just looking at the pillar on the wall, and I was looking at Boba, and I was like, ‘I think I could have done something better,'” she said. “So I just grabbed the guy by the head and was like, ‘Just grab my hips, I’m going to run up this wall, we’re going to flip, and I’m going to DDT you. We rehearsed it, and we did it, and then Jon Favreau came out from behind and was like, ‘That was it, that’s what we’re going to do.'”

The role was Banks’ first major acting credit, and the former WWE Superstar admitted that she was “too afraid to speak” because of the magnitude of the “Star Wars” franchise. She recalled “such excitement” coming from Favreau when he hit the move.

“I’m just like, ‘Oh it’s cool, arm drag is cool, headlock is cool, but I think the fans would love it a little better if I could add a little more professional wrestling to it,'” she said. “So, when I finally got to do that DDT, to bring the wrestling world to ‘Star Wars’ and see what the excitement is like… I was in my element, it felt great. That was a scene. Where I was like, ‘I get this,’ all the fighting stuff, going through the tables, that’s just my scope.”

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