What was the real reasons behind Sasha Banks’ decision to take a hiatus from WWE following WrestleMania 35 in 2019?
Who better to ask than “The Boss” herself?
As noted, the WWE Superstar recently appeared as a guest on the Just Women’s Sports podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During her appearance on the popular sports talk program, the women’s wrestling veteran spoke at length about her decision to take a break from the WWE Universe after her performance on “The Grandest Stage of Them All” a couple of years ago.
Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where she touches on this particular topic.
“It was from everything. From that grueling schedule and never getting to take in those wins and understanding those victories, taking my losses really, really hard and just being a baby. I started wrestling when I was 18, got signed when I was 20, straight on the road when I was 23. Just had that nonstop career of being Sasha Banks when I was 20 years old, and having my hair color change and not seeing my real hair for so long. And just losing, kind of myself and I lost my name. Not even my mom called me Mercedes.
“My friends didn’t call me Mercedes. They called me either The Boss or Sasha Banks. When I was at home I was really lost and confused. I looked at myself in the mirror and I just was not happy. This girl who was so obsessed with being a WWE superstar, it felt like her dream was coming to an end and it was everything I ever dreamt of as a kid anymore. I didn’t want to hate something that I’d loved my whole life, so I told myself I needed to take a break and walk away from it to find myself. To find out who Mercedes was. Cause at that point, all I knew was Sasha Banks.”
Check out the complete Sasha Banks interview from the Just Women’s Sports podcast by visiting Apple.com. H/T to Wrestling Inc for transcribing the above quotes.
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