Sasha Banks pulls the plug on Boss Time during “Monday Night Raw“
The WWE star Naomi and her fellow women’s tag team competitor walked out of Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia prior to their match on Monday.
Naomi and Banks arrived at the arena, announced with the event on “Monday Night Raw.” There was a match of six pack challenge to determine who would face Bianca Belair later this month.
“During the broadcast, they walked into WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis’ office with their suitcases in hand, placed a Championship Belt to his right and left and returned to their seats in the front row,” WWE said. “They claimed they were not respected enough as Tag Team Champions. And even though they had eight hours to prepare and construct their match, they claimed that they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents despite having fought these individuals before and winning.”
Banks reportedly took her concerns to WWE chairman Vince McMahon and he chose not to change the creative. Fightful Select also reported that Banks and Naomi’s issues were mainly rooted in proposals for them as tag team champions and not with the women they were scheduled to work with.
With the opponents, Naomi and Bayley, no longer in the arena, Raw announcers ramped up the drama surrounding both parties. The WWE decided to make the match a one-on-one singles bout between Asuka and AJ Styles. Asuka ended up getting the victory.
On The Inbetweeners series 2 broadcast, commentator Core Graves mentioned that The Inbetweeners left the building multiple times during the show, so it is always possible that an on-screen angle for the future event will involve The Inbetweeners leaving the building.
“Sasha Banks and Naomi summed up the Raw she had seen”
Not having the final wording of your match until the second before the show is very common with WWE. The company might not be happy with this recent incident, but they are used to it.
“The scripted show ‘Monday Night Raw‘ is run by WWE and they expected the characters in the show to adhere to the requirements of their contract,” WWE says. But it’s clear they didn’t live up to their end of the bargain because Raw was clearly not as advertised on June 18th.
Boss Time staged a walk-out on “Monday Night Raw” this past Monday
The WWE star, Naomi and her fellow women’s tag team champion, walked out of Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia prior to their match on Monday.
Banks and Naomi arrived for the main event of Monday Night Raw, which was that they would participate in a six-pack challenge with Becky Lynch, Asuka, Doudrop, Nikki A.S.H., and Bianca Belair to determine the winner who would face Bianca Belair at Hell in a Cell later this month for her recently won women’s title.
“The two men stormed into the WWE Head of Talent Relations’ office with their suitcases in hand, put on their tag team championship belts and walked out,” said a WWE statement. “Despite having eight hours to rehearse and strategize their match, they claimed they were uncomfortable with what they would have to say during the match with only two opponents – even though they had wrestled them before in a situation that never resulted in wrestling going out of control.”
Banks argued with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, and according to Fightful Select, it was not based on Naomi and Banks’ issues about who they were scheduled to work with, but about the plans for them as tag team champions.
As the match neared, WWE decided to switch it up by launching a sudden one-on-one contest between Asuka and Ronda Rousey. It resulted in a win for Asuka.
On the broadcast, commentator Corey Graves mentioned the incident was used in an on-screen angle in the future. Spawn has been leaving the building twice during the show and it’s always possible this incident gets used in an on-screen angle.
What happened during Sasha Banks and Naomi’s WWE match?
Creative is fluid and changes are commonly done at the last minute in order to make sure everything goes smoothly, but this situation didn’t seem to sit well with WWE.
The WWE says its scripted Monday Night Raw has been damaged by the cancellation of a main event advertised for the show.
Sasha Banks talks about the issues with planned match
The WWE star and her fellow women’s tag team champion, Naomi, walked out of Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia prior to their match on Monday.
Banks and Naomi arrived at the arena and were told they would compete in the main event of Monday Night Raw, according to WWE. The announced match was that Banks and Naomi were going to compete in a six-pack challenge match where each competitor had to eliminate three other women who had been brought in by WWE for that specific time. The participants decided on Becky Lynch, Asuka, Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H., all of whom have been called up from NXT as members of the Raw Women’s roster this month.
Banks and Naomi apparently did not want to win the match
On Tuesday, WWE announced that two wrestlers, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, walked out on the company in protest after their match at WrestleMania 32. The two official tag team champions of the company walked into their boss John Laurniaitis office and claimed that they weren’t being given enough respect as tag team champs by telling him to take their WWE titles away from them. They also claimed that they were uncomfortable with one another during the match and felt like it didn’t go well despite having had previous matches together with no consequences as a result.
Banks took up her concerns to Vince McMahon, who declined to alter the creative. Fightful also reported that Banks and Naomi’s issues weren’t simply related to working with new tag team partners.
WWE switched the show’s main match to a singles match between Asuka and Peyton Banks to keep with the new trend of emphasizing female talent.
The Superstars are leaving the building multiple times in a match, so it is possible this dispute will be referenced in an on-screen angle in the future. Corey Graves mentioned them leaving during the broadcast, making that possibility more likely.
WWE airs Monday Night Raw without Sasha Banks or Naomi
The lack of last minute changes is a norm at professional wrestling shows, but this past incident didn’t seem to sit well with the company.
“WWE said, ‘Monday Night Raw is a TV show with a script, meaning that the characters portrayed are expected to perform in accordance. We regret that we were unable to deliver, as promised, tonight’s main event,”