Sasha Banks Addresses The Incident That Led To Paige's Retirement

Sasha Banks is only human.

On last night's WWE Chronicle special, Sasha Banks opens up about the incident in December 2017 that led to Paige's retirement.

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Both women were in the ring as part of a tag team match when Sasha Banks delivered a push kick counter that connected with Paige's upper back. Paige fell face forward and when she tried to recover and continue the match she was unable to.

After this incident, many fans took to social media to blame Sasha Banks for Paige having to leave the wrestling ring completely and many began to call her unsafe. In an interview with GiveMeSport, Paige defends Sasha Banks from the harsh critics, “Nothing was ever Sasha’s fault,” Paige confessed. “She got so much backlash and even in the ring, when we were in there, people are chanting ‘Sasha sucks’ and it really upset me to hear that because it wasn’t her fault.”

Sasha would credit the social media attacks as the beginning of her unhappiness within WWE leading to her hiatus following WrestleMania 35, "I think what really started it all, like feeling sad, was the whole Paige situation. That really sucked." said Sasha. "Having fans, like destroy me and destroy my work, I pride myself in my work so much and I would never intentionally try to hurt somebody. That sucked and that made me question myself as a wrestler."

Sasha Banks will challenge Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's Championship tonight at WWE Clash of Champions.

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