The WWE suspended women’s tag team champions Sasha Banks and Naomi after the duo walked out of Monday Night Raw last week, Usually you could chalk something up like this as a work, but this is very much real-life as the company also stripped the duo of their tag team titles because of their actions.
Announcer Michael Cole broke the news during Friday Night SmackDown, saying, “Sasha Banks and Naomi let us all down. Their actions disappointed millions of WWE fans, and their fellow superstars. So because of what Sasha and Naomi did this past Monday night, they have been suspended indefinitely.”
More information has since come out as Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Banks was upset with WWE nixing the original plans for her at WrestleMania 38 as Banks was slated for months to challenge Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Title at this show. Things changed drastically once the WWE found out Rousey wanted to come back.
Meltzer said that WWE essentially gave her and Naomi the tag team title belts as a consolation prize. He believes that WWE made the decision because they feel Rousey is a bigger star.
“Sasha has always had issues, she was mad that Ronda got the WrestleMania spot…it was planned for Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair which was planned for months, I wrote about it. She got moved down and they gave her the tag belts as kinda like a concession because she got moved down. Okay, if you’re looking at it from only Sasha’s [side], they lied to me, right?
They didn’t know Ronda was going to agree to come back so soon after her pregnancy, but Ronda wanted to prove it because her mom did it and they also really wanted Ronda at WrestleMania because Ronda is the bigger star. But to not understand that they picked Ronda ahead of you for WrestleMania and get mad about it…yes did they tell you, yes. Does that make you a good team player no? If you don’t understand that Ronda is a much bigger star than you…. for that show [WrestleMania] there’s not a doubt Ronda is a much bigger star than Sasha Banks in that spot.”
It remains to be seen if WWE will fire them for their actions.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.