The Mandalorian Season 2: WWE Superstar Sasha Banks Reacts to Her Star Wars Debut

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
The Mandalorian logo, Sasha Banks, Mando and Frog Lady

Warning - This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2.

The Mandalorian Season 2 is now bringing the big guns during its sophomore run, providing fans with a stockpile of Easter eggs and character introductions that will change the narrative in a surprising way. The latest episode did just that by unveiling the live-action debut of Katee Sackhoff's Bo-Katan Kryze, but she was not alone. 

Sackhoff's fan-favorite character was joined by two other Mandalorians in the form of Koska Reeves and Axe Woves, who were played by WWE's Sasha Banks and Simon Kassianides (Agents of SHIELD) respectively. The presence of these Mandalorians received a plethora of positive reactions from social media, ultimately hyping up the latest episode of the Emmy-award-winning Star Wars show. 

Now, Banks took to social media to share her personal (and adorable) reaction to her Star Wars debut. 


In a tweet, WWE star Sasha Banks, whose real name is Mercedes Varnado, shared her reaction to her Star Wars debut during "Chapter 11" of The Mandalorian Season 2. Varnado admitted that she "can't stop screaming, crying, and smiling" after watching the latest episode of The Mandalorian, while also sharing an image of her name from the show's official credits. 



For many celebrities, it's a given that taking part in a Star Wars project is a notable achievement, and Banks' reaction is a prime example of that. Banks was previously tightlipped about her role in The Mandalorian Season 2, with the only thing that she can say about it was that she's "in it." With the cat now out of the bag, it's refreshing to see the reaction of Banks towards her much-awaited debut in the famous space epic saga. 

Given the narrative trajectory of The Mandalorian Season 2, there's a strong chance that Banks' Koska Reeves will be featured again in the later episodes, especially after Bo-Katan's pursuit of Moff Gideon and the Darksaber. Considering the WWE background of the actress, it will be exciting to witness more action scenes centered on Koska Reeves down the line. 

Whatever the case, seeing Banks' reaction should further elevate the hype surrounding the much-talked-about sophomore run of The Mandalorian, and this essentially bodes well for the future of the hit Star Wars show. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.