• “I actually applaud them” – Mickie James On Sasha Banks & Naomi Walking Out Of RAW
The biggest story in the world of pro-wrestling this week is WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks & Naomi walking out of RAW.
During an interview on Busted Open Radio, former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James revealed that she was shocked when she saw that kayfabe-breaking statement that WWE posted on Social Media.
She also noted that she’s on Sasha & Naomi’s side. Below is what Mickie said:
“Yeah, I actually applaud them standing in their convictions and how they felt.
If they felt disrespected, or they felt unheard, or they felt any of those things. I mean, at the end of the day, we still are independent contractors.
Like, that can be argued that they did show up to work that day. They saw whatever they were supposed to do and they had committed at least to half the day.
So again, you are honestly only hearing only what they put out. Honestly, when I saw the statement, I was a bit in shock that WWE would even put out the statement.
I couldn’t believe that Vince signed off on the statement.”
On last night’s SmackDown, Michael Cole announced that WWE has indefinitely suspended Sasha & Naomi.
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• Old School WCW/WWF Veteran’s Birthday Would Have Been Today
Today would have been the 55th birthday of Old School WCW/WWF Veteran “The Crippler” Chris Benoit.
After his time in Calgary Stampede Wrestling during the 80s, Chris Benoit appeared for both New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling during the early 90s, before joining Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1994.
In late 1995, Benoit signed an exclusive deal with WCW, so he worked for them until leaving the promotion in early 2000 to jump ship to the World Wrestling Federation, alongside his close personal friends Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn.
Chris was loyal to the WWF (in 2002 renamed WWE) until the tragic incident in June 2007.
May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007