WWE has given Sasha Banks a sabbatical to think about her future with the company, but the former Raw Women's Champion won't be given much time to make decide.
According to John Pollock of Post Wrestling (h/t Ringside News), WWE is hoping to have Banks back "the next pay-per-view."
That would be the May 19 Money in the Bank show, set to take place at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Pollock added "nothing is set in stone" with Banks' WWE status, however.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio was the one to report that WWE was giving Banks a break in order to "figure out what she wants to do," adding that the company doesn't "want her to leave."
Banks and Bayley dropped the Women's Tag Team Championships to The IIconics at WrestleMania 35. It's been reported that the two believed they would endure a lengthy run with the championships. However, Banks and Bayley found out at the last minute that they would be losing the titles, and it led to the former growing extremely disgruntled with the company.
Meltzer also reported that Banks tried to "quit" upon hearing that The IIconics would win the championships from them. Banks also proceeded to cancel her appearance on the Wendy Williams Show, and she didn't appear on the last two episodes of Monday Night Raw.
Interestingly, Banks also unfollowed WWE on Twitter and began following AEW- which suggests she might have her eyes set on a rival company that will hold its first event on May 25. Banks has a difficult decision to make, but for now, we can only sit back and wonder where her mind will take her.
What This Means
If WWE really wants Banks back, they'll have to find a way to satisfy her and make up for the WrestleMania 35 booking. She's been written into some strange and lackluster storyline and feuds. If WWE can't promise Banks that they'll make things right again, it won't surprise anybody if she ends up leaving.