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“This Sh*t is Crazy”: Wrestling World Reacts to Sasha Banks and Naomi Walking Out of WWE During Raw

Published 05/17/2022, 7:00 AM EDT

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The latest RAW episode had a power-packed main event match schedule for the night. It was a six-pack challenge between Sasha Banks, Naomi, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Doudrop, and Nikki A.S.H. The winner of the match would face Bianca Belair at Hell in a Cell for RAW Women’s Title.

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Surprisingly, midway through the show, the six-pack challenge match was turned into a singles match between Becky Lynch and Asuka with the same stipulation. This was reportedly down because Sasha Banks and Naomi left RAW abruptly.


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This was a surprise to everyone after they changed the scheduled match. It also disappointed some fans as they were rooting for Sasha Banks.

WWE issued a statement regarding Sasha Banks and Naomi walking out

WWE later issued a statement regarding the sudden leaving of the Women’s Tag Team Champions midway through the show. WWE shared the statement on his Twitter.

The statement says, “When Sasha Banks and Naomi arrived at the arena this afternoon, they were informed of their participation in the main event of tonight’s Monday Night Raw.


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During the broadcast, they walked into WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis’ office with their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk and walked out.

They claimed they weren’t respected enough as tag team champions. And even though they had eight hours to rehearse and construct their match, they claimed they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents – even though they’d had matches with those individuals in the past with no consequence.

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Monday Night Raw is a scripted live TV show, whose characters are expected to perform the requirements of their contract. We regret we were unable to deliver, as advertised, tonight’s main event.”

It was a surprising move by Banks and Naomi. Even though some fans are calling this “A BOSS” move by the Women’s tag team champions, nobody saw this coming. According to, Naomi was scheduled to win the match tonight.

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WWE acknowledges the walking away of Sasha Banks and Naomi on the LIVE show when RAW commentator said, “Sasha and Naomi unprofessionally left the arena,” on commentary.

Banks went to share a tweet after walking out of the show. Her tweet said, “Believe this time
That I’m taking it personal ⭐️”

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Sasha Banks reportedly has unfollowed some of the WWE accounts on Twitter. While this may or may not be related to her walking out of Monday’s RAW. The Boss has unfollowed the handles of WWE, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, Bayley, Becky Lynch, The Usos, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

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What do you think about this move of Sasha Banks and Naomi? Do you think they have really left the company? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.




Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

Edited By: Paras Pande