10 Disgruntled Superstars WWE Rewarded With A Push
10. Sasha Banks
First and foremost, it's important to note that, as has been previously established by Sasha Banks herself in interviews and in a WWE Chronicle special that aired back in September, reports of her walking out on WWE the night after WrestleMania 35 were greatly exaggerated.
She revealed in said documentary that she took time off to focus on her mental health, among other things. That doesn't necessarily mean she ever had aspirations of departing WWE, but surely the way she was being booked at the time didn't help the situation.
Banks never clarified what exactly pushed her beyond her breaking point, likely because it was something having to do with her creative direction (or lack thereof) that she wasn't happy with. After all, she was in the midst of a WWE Women's Tag Team Championship reign with Bayley when she decided to head home out of nowhere, so it's safe to assume the fashion in which they lost those titles contributed to her decision to leave for a little while.
Prior to that point, Banks had been lost in the shuffle for ages, but it was only after she teased being frustrated with her spot in the company that she was suddenly thrust back into the title picture upon her return. Of course, that's where she belonged all along, but that likely wouldn't have happened had she stuck around.
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