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The Latest Sasha Banks, Naomi And WWE Update

The Latest Sasha Banks, Naomi And WWE Update

Views: 1198 | Updated On: | By Jitu Jangir



More has broken out about the Sasha Banks and Naomi situation.

Per Fightful Select, Naomi was scheduled to win, she was not to pin Sasha Banks as the match was pitched to the talent involved. In fact, it was being planned so Naomi and Banks were not supposed to attack each other during the laid-out match -- which was the same for another tag team in Doudrop and Nikki ASH.



Naomi was set to win on Raw, then lose to Bianca Belair at Hell in a Cell. Based on WWE's statement, it appeared that Naomi and Sasha Banks felt uncomfortable or unsafe working with two of the four women, which hadn't made it back to those talent themselves until the statement was issued.

The issue was about the creative surrounding the tag team championships and those being de-emphasized in the following weeks, with no laid out follow up after Hell in a Cell. Sasha Banks and Naomi have been vocal about developing more stories within the tag team division.

Interestingly enough, heading out of the weekend, a singles match was actually originally scheduled, before it was changed to a six-pack challenge. There were several segments planned for the night's show to set it up.



When Sasha Banks and Naomi left, Vince McMahon was made aware at Gorilla that happened, and a segment was set up for Becky Lynch and Adam Pearce to turn the match into a singles. The six-way was scheduled to go three segments, the longest of anything on WWE Raw.

Vince McMahon decided to reference the incident and was feeding lines throughout the night. There wasn't any heat on anyone delivering the lines, as it was widely considered a "just doing their job" type of thing.

Petey Williams and Kenny Dykstra ended up being the producers for the Becky Lynch vs. Asuka match. There was actually no producer internally listed for the six-way heading into the show.. Though Molly Holly was listed in other reports as relaying information between the two sides, she was tasked with actually producing the Alexa Bliss vs. Sonya Deville match.



To establish this-- there is zero confirmation that any of these producers specifically had conflict with Naomi or Sasha Banks, despite rumors online. There are many producers backstage in WWE. The situation was so hastily changing that there was no producer or referee internally listed on many of the revised run-sheets.

This isn't working and is not a part of the WWE storyline. Sources don't expect Sasha Banks and Naomi to be released, but nothing is a certainty.

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