In the aftermath of their WWE suspension, Sasha Banks and Naomi had their merchandise removed from sale.
As the fallout from Monday’s Sasha Banks/Naomi incident continues, it appears WWE is using a scorched earth policy in its attempts to punish the now former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Not only have both women been suspended and stripped of their titles, but their merchandise is no longer available for purchase on WWEShop.com (h/t Wrestling Inc).
In addition to this, Sasha and Naomi’s WWE Facebook pages have been deleted, and Sasha’s footage has been removed from the WWE opener “Then. Now. Forever”. wrap. Sasha’s portion of the graphic has been replaced with images of Cody Rhodes.
In case you missed this week’s SmackDown, Michael Cole revealed that Banks and Naomi were suspended and stripped of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship for failing to fulfill their contractual obligations after leaving the arena halfway through the May 16 edition of Raw.
color-commentr Corey Graves addressed the incident during the show, stating that Banks and Naomi “left the arena in a sketchy and unprofessional mannerWWE quickly confirmed the reports of a walkout in a statement, which claimed that Banks and Naomi had placed their championship belts on John Laurinaitis’ office desk. The statement also stated that Banks and Naomi “claimed that they hadn’t been respected enough as tag team champions.”
WWE reportedly planned for Naomi to win a Six-Pack Challenge (the originally scheduled main event) to hold a Raw Women’s Championship with Bianca Belair at Hell In A Cell. After the Banks/Naomi walkout, however, the main event was changed to a singles match between Becky Lynch and Asuka. Asuka won the match and will not face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at Hell in a Cell.
According to former WWE writer Kazeem Famuyide, Sasha and Naomi’s contracts are about to expire and they were discussing renewals prior to Monday’s incident. Speaking on The Masked Man Show, per WrestlingNews.co, Famiyude noted that both deals could expire within the next two months.
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