Sasha Banks is one of the top female WWE Superstars in the history of the company. Her accolades speak for themselves and she has competed in some of the best matches in the company’s history. She also once requested her release from WWE.

Sasha Banks was pulled from the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view and was absent for a long time. However, she made her shocking return to WWE television at Extreme Rules. Since then she became one of the mainstays of WWE television once again.

While speaking to BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani, Sasha Banks talked about realizing she needed a break from pro wrestling when she competed at WrestleMania 35 in 2019. This is because Banks simply felt nothing at the pay-per-view and she was burned out.

“Maybe, yeah 2019 I was at that WrestleMania when I was just like, ‘Woah, I’m not nervous. I don’t feel anything and this is Wrestle freaking Mania. I couldn’t believe it. The biggest fan, the girl that wanted this her entire life didn’t feel anything at the biggest show ever?


I mean, this is every wrestler’s dream to be here, and at that very moment I knew that I needed to take a break and I was like, ‘Alright, I gotta go find myself.’ And I did and it’s the best decision that I ever made and I’m so thankful that I did.

It’s the energy that you feel. It’s the feeling, the numbness that you feel of going out there and not feeling the crowd the same way that you used to and not feeling that energy from them.

If you go out there feeling numb and there’s no light in your eyes, if you can’t perform at your highest good, even though I did go out there and I put 110 percent, I was not loving it.

There was no light behind my eyes and I wanted to find that again because this was my everything. This has been my life since I was 10 years old and I wasn’t gonna let it kill me. So, I was gonna find my light with it again. So, I took my break and it’s the best, best, best decision I ever made. It’s the best I’ve ever been.”

Sasha Banks is currently engaged in a feud on Friday Night Smackdown and it is likely she will eventually square off against Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Championship as well. We will have to wait and see when that will be.

h/t to SEScoops for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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