The former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is one of the top stars of the company. However, it has come to light that ‘The Boss’ also once requested her release from the company.
Sasha Banks opens up on the request for release
While speaking with The Athletic, Banks divulged that she had realized it was time for her to take a time off from pro wrestling when she competed at WrestleMania 35 in 2019. Banks also talked about a separated shoulder injury as well. Banks detailed her struggles with depression and explained why she requested her release from the company.
”I had a Make-A-Wish the next day and I couldn’t move, couldn’t put my clothes on, couldn’t do my hair. Bayley had to come into my room and do that. I didn’t want to tell anybody. Those titles meant so much to me. I felt so sad every day and I didn’t know why,” Banks said. “I had to take myself away from a situation and such a fast world where I had to stop and realize who Mercedes was and who Sasha Banks was. I had no time off. I never got to see myself, my family. I took that time to figure out what I loved besides wrestling.”
Sasha Banks and Naomi are set to lock horns with the teams of Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley, Natalya & Shayna Baszler and Zelina Vega and Carmella for their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships in a Fatal Four-Way match at WrestleMania 38 which will take place on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.