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 and that both sides were very far apart on agreeing to a new deal. Meltzer also noted that the contract talks Banks had with the company was close to a done deal and the only thing that was holding up the deal was the financial side of things as Banks was seeking a WWE contract similar to the levels of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair and the former multi-time WWE Women’s Champion wasn’t offered anything close to that.
According to WWE sources, Sasha Banks is not somebody the WWE officials see internally as a Superstar who could be on top for the next five years, but as someone who could get a Singles or Tag Team Title run and someone that if she was to return to the promotion, there would be a “honeymoon” period where people would go nuts for her. Sasha Banks is officially a free agent after negotiating her WWE exit a number of months ago and she was said to have reached a deal with the WWE this past summer where they agreed to release her instead of freezing her contract.
The former WWE Superstar took to her Twitter and posted a cryptic tweet about how someone should take a risk doing what they love because it is exciting. Banks wrote, “When you take a risk doing what you love, that’s exciting,” with a picture of a quote. As previously reported, the former WWE Star is set to compete at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 this Wednesday, January 4th from inside the legendary Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan and it’s believed that she will wrestle under the in-ring name Moné Banks as she recently filed to trademark the name.
You can check out Sasha Banks’ tweets below:
My heart is so full with happiness! Happy New Year— Mercedes Varnado (@MercedesVarnado) January 1, 2023
When you take a risk doing what you love, that's exciting. pic.twitter.com/pR5xkBapXh— Mercedes Varnado (@MercedesVarnado) January 1, 2023