Already in the past The Boss Sasha Banks had opened with the WWE Universe on a really difficult period in her life and her career, so much so that around Wrestlemania 35 she hit a strong depression. This problem led her to go to Vince McMahon's office asking him to be released, but the Chairman told her no, suggesting that she just take a break and then come back stronger than before and it actually did.
In those four months that Sasha Banks didn't fight in WWE, she packed up and left for Japan, studying in the ring with some very famous Joshi, including Meiko Satomura who is currently the NXT UK champion. During an interview with The Athletic, The Legit Boss talked about that difficult period, also caused by a shoulder injury that she had hit her in January of the same year.
She said: "The next day I had a Make-A-Wish and I couldn't move, I couldn't dress, I couldn't comb my hair. Bayley had to come to my room and do it. I didn't want to tell anyone. Those titles meant so much to me.
" Then she added, about her depression: "I felt so sad every day and I didn't know why. I had to get away from a situation and a world so fast, where I had to stop and figure out who Mercedes was and who was Sasha Banks.
I had no free time. I never got to see myself, my family. I took that time to understand what I loved besides wrestling. " Luckily that time in Japan did her good, it made her rediscover her love for wrestling, which she has had inside her since she was very small, and in the end she came back from heel with a new look and a new more positive attitude and attitude.
then it continued on the road to success. She is currently paired with Naomi and the two will be among the protagonists of a Fatal 4 Way match for the women's couple titles at Wrestlemania 38.