One of pro wrestling and the WWE’s biggest star in Sasha Banks walked out of the company prior to the May 16 episode of WWE RAW due to frustration over creative, revealing that she and Naomi did not feel respected as a team and that they even felt unsafe working with specific WWE Superstars inside of the squared circle. Sasha Banks and Naomi were then stripped of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles and their profiles were even removed from the official WWE roster page and they were also removed from WWE’s TV intro videos. Banks and Naomi would even remove the WWE from their Instagram profiles and Naomi would also remove WWE from her Twitter bio.
Triple H took over the WWE’s creative several months back and since then a lot of significant changes have happened such as several former WWE Stars being brought back, but there were also rumblings of a potential return for Sasha Banks. Dave Meltzer mentioned on the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that the WWE was in contract talks with Sasha and last he heard there were some money issues, but that was a long time ago, so he is unsure where things currently stand.
According to PWInsider.com, Sasha Banks could make an appearance at NJPW’s Wrestling Kingdom 17 Event next month as she was invited by the company, but there is no word yet on if she will be competing on the show. It was also noted on the report that since Sasha Banks could end up making an appearance at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 and compete on the PPV she could end up appearing for AEW as well since AEW and NJPW have had a great working relationship for quite some time now.
There has been a lot of excitement in the AEW locker room with the prospect of having someone such as Sasha Banks join them and if that becomes a reality, then she could elevate AEW’s women’s division as well as help increase the overall viewership of the company, reports Fightful Select. There’s no word yet on what the future holds for Banks in WWE and if contract talks will be picking up again sometime soon, but updates will be provided once it has been made available.