Now that we know. Until recently, Sasha Banks had been missing in action for a few weeks. This was quite weird as she was in the middle of a feud with the Riott Squad and was suddenly no longer on Monday Night Raw. Now she’s back and has been in the ring again, but where did she go? Well, as it turns out, the easiest way to find out where she was is to just listen to her.

Banks was recently a guest on Maria Menunos’ Catch Conversations podcast and discussed her recent absence. It turns out that Banks was missing due to suffering from post concussion syndrome. She talked about having pain in her head that was stopping her from doing everyday things like driving or even sleeping, but her biggest worry was not being able to make Evolution. Here are her comments, with transcription courtesy of

“I was having head pain and I couldn’t function, I couldn’t even drive, couldn’t sleep,” Banks said. “I’m like, ‘I need to go get checked out.’ I went to several neurologists and they just pretty much told me that I had post-concussion symptoms, and to just rest, rest, rest. It came kind of scary, I’m like, ‘Am I going to make Evolution? I was really scared because we’ve been having a lot of concussion meetings with WWE, taking care of ourselves and our head training, our head problems. I’m like, ‘I’m not OK, I can’t function, can’t wrestle, can’t drive, can’t sleep, can’t eat. So I need to go get checked out.’ Thankfully God… I’m OK and I feel back to normal, and I’m ready for Sunday.”

Here’s how she came back to the ring.

Sasha Banks vs. Ruby Riott: Raw, Oct. 22, 2018

Opinion: It’s a relief that she’s going to be back in time for the show. Banks has been a big part of the Women’s Revolution and she belongs on the division’s stand alone show. While I could go for her having a better match than yet another outing against the Riott Squad, it’s nice to see that she’s on the card. Hopefully Banks can do something more interesting soon enough, but this is the show that matters at the moment.

What do you think of Banks’ spot on the show? What do you want to see her do next? Let us know in the comments below.

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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.

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