WWE suspends Sasha Banks and Naomi
WWE just created things worse with Sasha Banks and Naomi. Much worse. What options were considered and rejected by Vince McMahon? I can’t think of Friday’s actions on Smash down! made things friendlier after two of the company’s featured artists left, due to poor creative planning, earlier this week.
Both Naomi and Banks were suspended indefinitely by the company and stripped of their WWE women’s tag team titles, causing the duo to resent their creative direction in the first place. All Banks and Naomi merchandise has been obtained from the company’s online store, and they are no longer advertised for any upcoming shows for the rest of the summer.
There were rumors on social media that Banks and Naomi left because McMahon interfered in their plot. Banks and Naomi were reunited as a team in February after neither had a single feud for WrestleMania, and they did their best to bring legitimacy to the struggling female card division. of WWE. It’s a tough question, but their title reign has resulted in some good games.
WWE confirmed a lot of details leading up to Naomi and Banks’ departure, via an announcement by lead commentator Michael Cole, who looked extremely annoyed with every word that came out of his mouth, including the fact that makeup a six card women’s team match, which is meant to separate the champions of the tag team from competing against each other for several weeks. It was part of the script and not Cole’s own, certainly with heavy influence from McMahon himself.
Naomi is supposed to win and challenge Original champion Bianca Belair in the company’s next pay-per-view. Banks are said to have launched the next challenge to SmackDown champion Ronda Rousey. Both will lose, which will make tanks look weaker. The lack of a legal challenger for the women’s singles belt will not affect the other champions.
Is Vince a scam by seeing if Will they walk to All Elite Wrestling? Or did McMahon really not care? He’s an idiot if he’s thinking about the former. McMahon was an even bigger fool if the thought of the latter had crossed his mind. When Toni Storm left after internal creative concerns raised a few months ago, she was quietly released. She is currently in AEW.
For any WWE fan reading this that thinks this is 100% a storyline, that’s pretty clear that’s not the case. WWE has never enhanced the plot in this way. CM Punk’s “walking out” in 2011 “tube bomb” and followed by a couple of fourth wall breaks, such as him calling Triple H “Paul” on camera, which is a totally un-walled shot of WWE about what is fictional. . It was very well done.
This week has shown how lost McMahon, and the men and women who agreed to surround him, have fallen. The way they arranged the situation Bank and Naomi was sloppy and arrogant. It made Naomi and Banks look better when they disappeared. They have every right to see how they have been publicly treated and digest their real reputation. Several contracted WWE wrestlers voiced support for Banks and Naomi, including Shayna Baszler, who posted on Instagram photos of herself wrestling with the disappearing duo, citing the Warhammer 40,000 game.
WWE’s reaction to Naomi and Banks is even worse when you see no reprimands issued last year when Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch’s The behind-the-scenes heat led to a horribly curated on-screen segment where they swap titles after rebranding as champions. It made both women babysit for deviating from the script. It was never mentioned by anyone else on television and the two continued their business without a slap on the wrist.
Cole’s statement included the announcement of a tournament to crown the new women’s tag team champions. How many organic women’s tag teams does WWE have? A two-team tournament is just a match. The only reasonable explanation I can think of for WWE’s strategy is to use the example of Naomi and Banks as a method to discourage other wrestlers from trying to quit. That plan will only work if Banks and Naomi come back and fully admit how wrong they were. And that won’t happen. Ring the alarm. WWE is having an uncharted talent-relationship crisis. And it won’t go away anytime soon.