New Details Emerge About Sasha and Naomi's Walk out
More details are emerging about Boss N'Glow's Monday Night RAW walk out.
More details are coming to light about WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi’s well-publicised walk out.
A six-pack challenge involving Asuka, Becky Lynch, Doudrop, Naomi, Nikki ASH and Sasha Banks had been advertised for last night’s Monday Night RAW, with the winner getting a shot at the RAW Women’s Championship. This match, obviously, never materialised, instead replaced with Asuka vs Becky, as reports emerged that Naomi and Sasha had walked out.
In an official statement, WWE confirmed those reports and alleged that Banks and Naomi had ‘claimed that they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents’ and, so, had left the building, refusing to take part in the match.
Fightful Select, however, are reporting that Banks and Naomi’s frustrations stemmed from their pitches being shot down. They wanted to defend their WWE Women’s Tag Team titles against Doudrop and Nikki ASH at the upcoming Hell in a Cell PPV, an idea that was rejected by WWE creative.
With Naomi originally slated to win the initially planned six-way contenders match, Boss N’ Glow were, apparently, willing to compromise, also pitching an idea that would've seen Doudrop and Nikki interfere in the resulting title match, setting up a clash between the two teams. This idea was also rejected.
Unsatisfied, Banks and Naomi walked.
In the past twenty-four hours, support has been pouring in for the two from fans and their peers.
Always, always, ALWAYS stand up for what you believe in. Fucking ALWAYS!!! pic.twitter.com/rPIuOm6XlT— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) May 17, 2022
If you’d go back in time to stand up for yourself, you should stand up the workers now. https://t.co/Hh0zA7nsid— player/coach (@CMPunk) May 17, 2022
There shall come a time far from now when our chapter itself is dying even as I am now dying.Then my sons I will list’n for your call from whatever realms of death hold me & come I shall-no matter what laws of life & death forbid. At the end I will be there. For the final battle. pic.twitter.com/pzI3Mvih40— Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) May 17, 2022
Since the Women’s Tag Team titles were introduced in 2019, the division has seen a lot of upheaval. Established teams have been inexplicably broken up, talent were released and established singles stars thrown together to make up numbers. It has also seen a lack of focus, too. Banks and Naomi’s victory at Wrestlemania 38 marked the first time the titles had been defended on PPV in a year. Nobody can fault the duo for wanting to bring some legitimacy to the championships they hold.