WWE Official Statement on Sasha Banks & Naomi Walking Out of Raw

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Despite being scheduled to win the Six Pack Challenge and become the new #1 contender, Sasha Banks and her tag team partner Naomi stormed out of last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw event. While specifics are still surfacing, it appears that Banks was dissatisfied with the creative that had been assigned to her, contacted Vince McMahon about it, and failed to persuade the WWE CEO to make any adjustments.

According to the WrestleVotes account, WWE’s statement made after the story leaked is only the “basis of the details,” and that there was tension all day building up to the walkout, with both Banks and Naomi furious over something that happened.

Below is the official statement from WWE:

When Sasha Banks and Naomi arrived at the arena this afternoon, they were informed of their participation in the main event of tonight’s Monday Night Raw.

During the broadcast, they walked into WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis office with their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk and walked out.

They claimed they weren’t respected enough as tag team champions. And even though they had eight hours to rehearse and construct their match, they claimed they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents even though they’d had matches with those individuals in the past with no consequence. Monday Night Raw is a scripted live TV show, whose characters are expected to perform the requirements of their contract.

We regret we were unable to deliver, as advertised, tonight’s main event.

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