• Sasha Banks Reveals Why She Asked For Her Release From WWE
In 2019, after losing the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 35, Sasha Banks asked for her release from WWE.
During an interview with The Athletic, Sasha explained what she was going through at that point in time that led to her asking Vince McMahon to release her.
Below are the highlights:
On dealing with a separated shoulder in early-2019:
“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.”
On dealing with depression:
“I felt so sad every day and I didn’t know why. 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 appeared in Season 2 of the Star Wars series “The Mandalorian”. When asked about her future in Hollywood, The Boss said:
“I think I can in such a different way. I see The Rock as maybe the biggest global superstar, and John Cena is coming right behind him.
It would be cool to see a woman step into that level. I think with Sasha Banks and Mercedes Varnado right there, I think the stars are aligned for me.”
Sasha Banks and her new tag team partner Naomi are going to challenge for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship this Sunday at WrestleMania 38 – Night 2.
WATCH: Sasha Banks’ Major Wardrobe Malfunction:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 1, 2002) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Pepsi Arena in Albany, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Intercontinental Title: Rob Van Dam vs. Booker T
2. Spike Dudley vs. William Regal
3. WWF Hardcore Title: Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Raven
4. Hardy Boyz vs Mr. Perfect & The Big Boss Man
5. Paddle On A Pole Bikini Match: Trish Stratus vs. Terri
6. Kane vs. X-Pac