That could have been different. We are living in a completely different world of women’s wrestling these days and that is a great thing. Back in 2015, the WWE Women’s Revolution changed the way women’s wrestling worked and it has come so far as a result. So many of the steps that have been taken have been due to the original group of women who came up from NXT, but one of them was almost not around for parts of it.

With less than two months to go before WrestleMania 37, there are several stories to cover. One of the biggest involves the winner of the women’s Royal Rumble Bianca Belair, who needs to pick which Women’s Champion she challenges for the title. It would seem likely that she is picking SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, but what if that was not a possibility?

Banks was the guest on the most recent edition of the Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin. During the interview, Banks talked about she and Bayley losing the Women’s Tag Team Titles in 2019. Banks talked about how it was the hardest time of her career as she was losing herself in her job and did not even know what her real hair color was anymore. She asked Vince McMahon for her release but was told to take thirty days to think about it, which led to her being gone from WWE for five months. Banks has stayed in WWE since and won the SmackDown Women’s Title at Hell In A Cell 2020.

I’m glad she stuck around. Check out what Banks said and her WWE highlights:

Sasha Banks reflects on her five-month WWE absence: Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions sneak peek

FULL MATCH - Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Ronda Rousey & Natalya: Raw, Jan. 21, 2019

Sasha Banks returns to WWE: Raw, Aug. 12, 2019

Opinion: I’m not sure what was going through Banks’ head when she wanted to leave but what matters is that she is back now. I understand the idea that wrestling is an important part of a lot of wrestlers’ lives, but there are things that are more important than getting in the ring. What matters the most is that Banks is ok and she is on fire in WWE again, so good for her indeed.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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