Mercedes Varnado (Sasha Banks), Emmanuel Rodriguez (Kalisto) and his wife Abigal Rodriguez were recently interviewed by "Cannabis & Tech Today" Magazine to promote Kanndela, their CBD company in Winter Park, Florida. Varnado is featured on the cover of the magazine.
Emmanuel explained how that CBD helped him sleep better and recover faster from workouts, while Mercedes talked about going through severe depression in 2018.
Sasha Banks said that CBD helped her pain, anxiety, and recovery from training. She also said that at one point, she was drinking every day and she was taking ibuprofen. CBD helped her get off the pain medications and the alcohol.
"Being a professional wrestler, it's so draining," the often-winning-but-seldom-successfully-defending RAW & Smackdown Women's champion said. "It's so, so hard. We're never home. We're always banged up and always hurt. And once I got introduced to CBD my life just fully, fully changed. I noticed that anxiety I would get, once I took CBD it all just dissipated. I started to feel like myself again. I started [working] with Manny and Abby, and the more that we learned and grew, we just wanted to create our own project."
Banks also talked about wrestlers who are on CBD and it has helped them a lot.
She said, "And there are so many people in the locker room that I gave CBD to and they're just like, "Wait, what is this? Oh my God, this makes me feel good." So you see, not even the culture in wrestling, the culture all over the world is changing."