In her recent appearance on Conversations with Maria Menounos, Sasha Banks revealed her absence from WWE was due to post-concussion symptoms.
The four-time women’s champion took a break from wrestling in order to sort out head pain she was receiving.
In the interview, Banks tells Menounos that the pain was severely interfering in her life:
“I was having head pain and I couldn’t function. I couldn’t even drive, I couldn’t sleep, and I was like ‘I need to go get checked out.’
I went to several neurologists, and they pretty much told me I have post-concussion symptoms, so just rest, rest, rest.”
Banks continued, revealing that the pain was scary for her, considering wrestlers have been attending head trauma and concussion meetings with WWE.
She even questioned whether she would be well enough to attend Evolution. Luckily, she says she feels well, is back to normal, and is ready for the pay-per-view on Sunday.
Sasha disappeared from WWE in September, but the reason for this was unknown. Speculation included her having back problems or that she was simply taking time off for mental recuperation.
The hiatus led to her absence from the Mixed Match Challenge, with Mickie James replacing her. She made her in-ring return at a house show in Bangor, Maine, at the same time as Alexa Bliss.
Banks is set to team up with Bayley and Natalya to face the Riott Squad this Sunday at Evolution.