Posted on 6/16/122 by Colin Vassallo
There is an unconfirmed report, with the
news broken by Raj Giri of WrestlingInc.com,
that Sasha Banks has been released from WWE.
Banks, along with Naomi, has been suspended
since May 21 following their walk out from
Raw earlier in the month. The two, who were
WWE Women’s Tag Team champions, did not
agree with the creative laid out for them
heading into the Hell In A Cell event and
after a meeting with Vince McMahon went
nowhere, Banks and Naomi handed over their
belts to John Laurinaitis and quit just
before Raw went on the air.
There are rumors that both Banks and Naomi
were in negotiations for a new WWE deal as
their contracts were coming up in a couple
of months. If Banks was indeed released,
that would trigger the 90-day no-compete
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Wrestling adds
that WWE did not confirm or deny the story.
Banks has been wrestling for WWE since 2012
and made a name for herself while in NXT.
She was called up to the main roster in 2015
and has been an integral part of the roster
ever since. During her time in WWE, Banks
was part of many first-time matches for the
women and was one of the faces of the
women’s revolution in WWE.
The 30-year-old’s illustrious career in WWE
got her the NXT Women’s title once, the Raw
Women’s title five times, the Smackdown
Women’s title once, the WWE Women’s Tag Team
titles three times, one NXT Year-End Award
and one Sammy Award. She also is one of the
handful of females to main event a
WrestleMania, having done so last year in
Tampa with Bianca Belair.