Sasha Banks reportedly released

Jun 16, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

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WWE has reportedly released Sasha Banks.

As we’ve noted, the futures of Banks and Naomi have been up in the air after they walked out of a live RAW taping last month as they were not happy with creative directions. They were stripped of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, and suspended indefinitely. You can find links to our various reports on the Banks and Naomi situation below.

In an update, word now from within WWE is that Banks has been released, according to Raj Giri of WrestlingInc. There’s no word yet on if Banks requested the release, or if this was something from WWE’s end.

After working a WWE tryout camp in June 2012, Banks signed a WWE contract in August 2012 and began working WWE NXT. The cousin to Celebrity WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dogg has been on the main roster since July 2015, making a name for herself as one of the most popular, and at times controversial, female WWE Superstars of this era.

The 30 year old Banks is a one-time NXT Women’s Champion, a five-time RAW Women’s Champion, a one-time SmackDown Women’s Champion, and a three-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion. She was the fourth WWE Women’s Triple Crown Champion and the third WWE Women’s Grand Slam Champion.

It was just revealed today how Banks underwent eye surgery earlier this week, as noted at this link.

It remains to be seen if Banks has a non-compete clause with her WWE contract, but we will keep you updated. There’s also no word on if AEW or Impact Wrestling will have interest in signing her, but it seems likely. Banks has expressed interest in working Japan at times, so it will be interesting to see what the future holds for her, if she is gone from WWE.

Banks has not wrestled since she and Naomi retained their titles over Natalya and Shayna Baszler on the May 15 non-televised WWE live event from Roanoke, Virginia. Her last TV match came on the May 13 SmackDown show, where she and Naomi retained over Natalya and Baszler. Their last RAW match came just days before that as they defeated Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. in a non-title bout.

Stay tuned for more.

10 Responses

  1. Captain Ass says:

    I really hope this is true. I was done with her back when she called her fans “stalkers”. She’s a fake, has a princess attitude, and she’s not easy to get along with. She’s a female version of CM Punk, whom I’m not a fan of either. Good riddance.

  2. HereForTheLawls says:

    Watch out AEW you’re going to get another “Major Signing” in a few months.

  3. KRKO says:

    As much as I do like Sasha as a wrestler, I don’t know how many times she expects to just be able to walk out whenever she doesn’t agree with something and have no consequences. Any normal job and she’d have been fired long ago! Shame really

  4. Drew says:

    I’m glad she’s gone from WWE, but I’m mad that AEW will probably sign her.

  5. CM Chippunk says:

    Can’t wait until she looks like she was never a star in the first place after Tony gives her the DB/Blackpool Combat Club treatment about two weeks after her debut. 🙄 Good luck, Sasha.

  6. Mackdeezy says:

    Honestly, she’s a bad influence. She throws her tantrum and tries to get a buddy system going. Last time, she took Bayley with her, and this time it was Naomi. Its been identified backstage with her that she does this. It’s a shame, she’s a good worker, but she has one hell of an ego problem. Even if she has a point about the direction of women’s wrestling, she still finds a way to make it more about herself. I think she needs time away from the ring to reflect and maybe try to address some of those demons.

  7. Joseph says:

    I love how someone makes a claim about something and hardly anyone questions the validity of it. Has the WWE released any statement about her release? Has she releases any statement concerning her release? So far, all I see is a claim by someone that is unverified so far.

  8. Stonz says:

    Exactly. We all know that WWE will “future endeavor” people when they are released. I ain’t seen that yet.

  9. art123guy says:

    I agree that we should wait until it’s been confirmed by someone involved. But why would WWE “future endeavor” someone who walked out on them? Why not just remove them from their site/video and not mention them ever again?

  10. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    She sounds a lot like Shawn Michaels in regards to throwing tantrums.

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