Current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks made her long-awaited appearance in The Mandalorian on last night’s episode.
Banks’ involvement with the Disney+ Star Wars show was first reported this February, but there was no real detail released as to who her character would be or how big a role she would play.
Turns out it’s a substantial guest role that sees The Boss rescuing and fighting alongside the main character, The Mandalorian, played by Pablo Pascual.
Banks is Koska Reeves, a member of a band of Mandalorian warriors led by Bo-Katan. Bo-Katan is a character who was formerly part of the Star Wars animated universe. This is her first live-action appearance and she is supported by the voice actress Katee Sackhoff.
Banks is credited by her real name “Mercedes Varnado” on the show and she has been excitedly posting about her appearance on her social media.
One of her Twitter posts on her happiness and excitement about finally making her appearance features herself posing beside a TV screen which is flashing her name as part of the episode’s credits.
Banks’ appearance has been greeted with enthusiasm by the fans as they took to social media to express their excitement.