Sasha Banks and Naomi ‘walked out’ of Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, before the WWE Monday Night RAW match, complaining about not being respected as Women’s Tag Team Champions.
According to reports, the duo walked into WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis’ office, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk, and walked out.
The pair, along with Becky Lynch, Asuka, Doudrop, and Nikki A.S.H., were scheduled to compete in a six-pack challenge match to determine who would face Raw women’s champion Bianca Belair at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event.
WWE issued a statement in which they stated that both wrestlers were dissatisfied “Sasha Banks and Naomi were informed of their participation in the main event of tonight’s Monday Night Raw when they arrived at the arena this afternoon. 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 during the broadcast “..
“They claimed they were underappreciated as tag team champions. Even though they had eight hours to rehearse and plan their match, they claimed they were uneasy in the ring with two of their opponents, despite having had previous matches with them with no consequences. Monday Night Raw is a scripted live television show in which characters are expected to fulfil the terms of their contract “the statement continued
Naomi, John Cena, Tamina Snuka, her cousin Snoop Dogg, and two fan accounts are now the only accounts she follows.
The six-pack challenge was changed to a singles match between Lynch and Asuka, with the latter winning and becoming the No. 1 contender for the Raw Women’s Championship.