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WWE Issues Statement On Sasha Banks & Naomi Walking Out Of RAW

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• WWE Issues Statement On Sasha Banks & Naomi Walking Out Of RAW

WWE announced that tonight’s main event will be a 6 Pack Challenge to determine the #1 contender for the RAW Women’s Championship: Naomi vs. Sasha Banks vs. Asuka vs. Becky Lynch vs. Doudrop vs. Nikki A.S.H.

According to PWInsider, Sasha wasn’t happy with the booking direction for this match.

She talked to Vince McMahon about it but no changes were made, which led to her and Naomi (they are the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions) walking out of the show.

WWE issued the following statement to the media regarding this situation:

“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.

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 8 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.

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.”

Tap here to read the complete results from tonight’s RAW.

WATCH: Sasha Banks’ Major Wardrobe Malfunction:

• Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the 103rd birthday of Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Liberace (Real name: Wladziu Liberace).

In 1985, Liberace appeared on the first ever WrestleMania as one of many celebrities (including Muhammad Ali & Cindy Lauper) and was used as the special guest time-keeper for the main event of the night, Hulk Hogan & Mr. T versus Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff.

He’s one of the many former WWF celebrities, who are currently not inducted into the ‘Celebrity Wing’ of the WWE Hall of Fame (yet).


May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987

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