Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of the Norfolk Scope arena after meeting with Vince McMahon during this week’s Monday Night RAW. As PWInsider reported yesterday, Sasha Banks expressed her frustration to Vince McMahon regarding this week’s RAW main event. It was reported that when McMahon didn’t choose to change direction on the creative plans, Sasha Banks and Naomi have made the decision to leave the taping.
Ringside News reported Sasha Banks is the reason why Naomi left the arena. It was also reported that Sasha manipulated Naomi to leave WWE RAW.
We were told that the heat is certainly on Sasha Banks. A tenured member of the creative team confirmed to us that Naomi is very popular.
We were additionally told that, many people feel Naomi was manipulated by Sasha into walking out. This is a big reason why we’ve heard about Sasha Banks taking a majority of the blame for this situation while Naomi’s name hasn’t been dragged much at all.
In an interview with Steve Fall of SEScoops, Naomi’s former tag team partner Ariane Andrew (formerly known as Cameron) spoke about Sasha Banks and Naomi’s situation.
What happened I think — I’m just gonna remove Sasha because Sasha’s done this before. Sasha’s a great athlete, let me not get this twisted cause I don’t want fans coming for me. She’s definitely deserved — like she’s a great wrestler, she’s a great character, she does what she has to do. My girl Naomi, she wouldn’t do this and I feel like she wouldn’t do this unless she had someone manipulating and telling her how to do this. Let’s best believe if I was here, coming as a Funkadactyl we wouldn’t have this happening at all.
Fightful Select gave an update regarding Sasha Banks and Naomi’s WWE future. They stated those they spoke to backstage do not expect WWE to release Sasha and Naomi. However, they noted that there was no certainty about that.