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Sasha Banks reveals why Vince McMahon didn’t grant her WWE release

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WWE Superstar Sasha Banks recently discussed when she requested her release from the company. Back in 2019, Banks apparently went to Vince McMahon directly to ask for her release, and he denied the request.

Speaking on Ariel Helwani Meets, Sasha Banks reveals why the WWE Chairman opted to not release her, instead give her time away from the business whilst still under contract.

‘I felt like I wasn’t giving my highest good. So if I’m not giving my highest good, if I’m not being the best, if I’m not being used as the best, then I’ve got to go find that” Banks revealed.

“I’m always that performer wanting to be #1 and I felt in my heart that I just wasn’t feeling good” Banks added. “I wasn’t feeling good, so I felt like I did all that I could and I needed that break, I needed that release.

“And then Vince told me, no, and that was a great decision on both ends because he knew what he saw” The Boss of WWE noted.

“He’s so smart, he’s so kind, he’s so gentle. He actually knew what I needed which was time. At the end of the point, all of us just need a little bit of time” Banks concluded.

Sasha Banks on Vince McMahon

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