After Sasha Banks and Bayley dropped the Women's Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 35, The Legit Boss embarked on a four-month hiatus and didn't return until the Aug. 12 episode of Monday Night Raw.
It was suggested that Banks was upset about having to drop the Tag Team titles so early, and reports said that she wanted to leave WWE altogether. Banks posted numerous cryptic messages on social media, providing few hints about her wrestling future.
When she finally returned last month, Banks attacked Natalya and revealed her new blue hair color. The Legit Boss also attacked Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch, thus cementing a heel turn once and for all.
Now, Banks is set to challenge Lynch for the Raw Women's Championship at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view. So yes, things have been just swell for Banks since her return to the ring.
Well, Banks finally explained the reason for her hiatus in an interview with WFNZ Sports Radio (h/t Sportskeeda). It apparently had nothing to do with her reported dissatisfaction about dropping the Tag Team titles.
"I’ve been doing this for 7 years straight. No breaks," Banks said. "People need to step back and re-evaluate their lives. Take care of their souls and their minds. And I’m back and I’m better than ever."
There weren't any reported injuries for Banks, so it seems like this was just a nice and well-deserved break for the former Raw Women's Champion. So it would appear that there was no unhappiness backstage, and that Banks had never considered leaving WWE.
During her hiatus, it was also reported that WWE could possibly freeze Banks' contract while she was away. Thankfully, the company didn't have to go down that road. Banks' return has been key for Monday Night Raw, and her showdown with Lynch this Sunday should be nothing short of epic.
What's Next For Banks
Banks has been one of the WWE's top main event female superstars since her call to the main roster. It wouldn't be a surprise if she came away victorious over Lynch at Clash of Champions, because she's a top-tier heel right now. Somebody has to end Lynch's title reign eventually, and Banks is well suited to do so.