Sasha Banks has been one of the top stars in the WWE women’s division for years now, but following WrestleMania 35 The Boss decided that she needed a break from the business.
During a recent interview with Ariel Helwani Meets the former champion explained that she felt like she needed to find herself after WrestleMania 35, because she didn’t feel anything at the biggest pay-per-view of the year. Sasha then went on to say that she asked for her release, but Vince McMahon refused to grant her request.
“I felt like I wasn’t giving my highest good. So if I’m not giving my highest good, if I’m not being the best, if I’m not being used as the best, then I’ve got to go find that. I’m always that performer wanting to be #1 and I felt in my heart that I just wasn’t feeling good. I wasn’t feeling good, so I felt like I did all that I could and I needed that break, I needed that release. And then Vince told me no and that was a great decision on both ends because he knew what he saw. He’s so smart, he’s so kind, he’s so gentle. He actually knew what I needed which was time. At the end of the point, all of use just need a little bit of time.”
The Boss added that she wasn’t upset with the Chairman of the Board refusing her request because ultimately all she really needed was time.
“Initially, no [I wasn’t upset at him] because I just needed time. I have so much respect for him, if he’s like, ‘Okay, if you need time? I’ll give you time.’ I just needed time.”
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