After she and her partner Bayley lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships to the IIconics at WrestleMania, Sasha Banks didn’t appear on Raw last night, despite the fact that Bayley did, losing a singles match to Alexa Bliss. This morning, Sasha was scheduled to appear on The Wendy Williams Show, a popular syndicated talk show. However, this morning she tweeted that she was pulling out of the appearance “due to personal reasons.”
Word has since come out that everyone at the Wendy Williams Show is angry about the cancellation. Here’s a what a source at the show told Page Six:
She won’t be booked again. She didn’t give a real reason for canceling, and she did it only hours before the show tapes, so production was left scrambling to fill her spot.
That’s when people began to wonder about a message Sasha tweeted yesterday, which I think we all initially took as a somewhat dramatic reaction to her loss at WrestleMania, but in this context could easily be about something more serious. She posted it as an image on Twitter, so here’s the full text:
There is something about the way life happens today that makes it hard to look ahead. There are things that make it difficult to laugh; difficult to live the way you want. There are things that make it almost impossible to trust where you are, or to believe in where you want to be. You look around and life is happening way too fast. Sometimes it feels like the moments are gone. Everything happens all at once and right away. We’re marching towards a destiny we cannot understand, towards the kingdom of convenient. Then one day you look up and you can’t find the meaning. Your crisis of purpose and passion is acting up, but they tell you that that’s suppose to be normal. Well… I don’t want normal, I want magic; cause that’s the place that feels like home to me. That’s the place where I remember what dreams look like, where meaning is effortless, and purpose is simple. That’s the place where love still matters. I want that feeling of coming home again. I want to feel like myself…. I want that magic
Slice Wrestling on Twitter has also reported that they have a source saying that there was a backstage incident involving Sasha at WrestleMania, which may have led to her tweet and her cancellation of the Wendy Williams appearance. Whatever happened, it may also explain why she didn’t join Bayley on Raw, even though they’ve usually been at ringside for each other’s matches for months.
I’m not going to speculate about what’s going on with Sasha Banks right now, because we don’t know how serious it is, and it just seems rude. I just hope whatever it is resolves as soon as possible, and she can go back to being her usual Boss self.