Sasha Banks reveals why she took a break from the WWE. The Boss was missing from the WWE for a few months after Wrestlemania 35.
Sasha Banks is the top female star on SmackDown. She is the reigning Women’s Champion on Friday nights. Things did not always look up for the star and she even contemplated leaving the WWE. The Boss would end up taking a break instead.
A sneak peek from an upcoming episode of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Banks can be seen having a candid conversation with the WWE legend. She discussed with him the reason why she did not appear in the WWE after Wrestlemania 35.
Sasha Banks reveals why she took a break from the WWE
“Depression. Depression was taking over. My mind was taking over. My thoughts were taking over. This place was being bigger than me, and I really really lost myself because, for a good seven years, I didn’t even hear my real name.
“I didn’t hear Mercedes anymore. All I heard was Sasha Banks. And travelling on the road, we only get one to two days off. So I’m home. Not even seeing what my real hair looks like. All I see is purple hair every single day. There were so many things that I let it control me . . .
“I was looking in the mirror, and I was looking in my eyes, and I lost all the light in it. I couldn’t even look at myself, I didn’t even know who the hell I was. How I was going into work, how angry I was, how sad I was. It was not the person that I dreamt to be . . . It hit the fan and I wanted to make sure that I didn’t lose myself.”
— WWE (@WWE) February 20, 2021
Banks would eventually return after four months. She was seen consoling Natalya who was mourning the passing of her father. Banks then shockingly turned heel and attacked Natalya before revealing her new look.
A year later she turned face again and won the SmackDown Women’s Championship for the first time in her career. She is still in possession of the title and rumors are rife that she will defend it against Royal Rumble Winner Bianca Belair at Wrestlemania.
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