Ariane Andrew believes fellow Funkadactyl, Naomi, was manipulated into leaving RAW this week.
After the match between Naomi and Sasha Banks on Monday night, Andrew said that The Boss goaded Naomi backstage at Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.
My girl Naomi, she wouldn’t do this and I feel like she wouldn’t do this unless she had someone manipulating and telling her how to do this,” Andrew told Private newsealeater. “Let’s best believe if I was here, coming as a Funkadactyl we wouldn’t have this happening at all.”
Banks had no consequences for crossing the management of WWE because his value on the market outweighed any negative effects.
“Again, Sasha is Sasha,” Andrew stressed. “You have Snoop Dogg as your cousin. You’re a top athlete, you can do whatever the f–k you wanna do. You can literally say what you wanna say, do what you wanna do with no repercussion. And if you’re a star athlete, I feel like she can back it up. The one thing that she can do is she can back it up. It’s not like, ‘oh she can have all these people who can back her up without having the talent to do so or the beauty.’
“She’s a f–king top b–ch, she can f–king back it up in the ring but if you have the top agent, you have a top celebrity backing you up, a thousand percent you’re gonna have the extra boost.
“But someone like Naomi, where’s your extra boost?”
Since the WWE walkout, Sasha Banks and Naomi haven’t commented on it. But Bayley, CM Punk, Dax Harwood, Shayna Baszler, and Steve Strickland have tweeted about it.