A couple of days ago we reported that according to journalist Raj Giri, who wanted to communicate this news on Twitter, WWE has fired Sasha Banks: “I heard that Sasha Banks was fired. I don't know if it was her request or a WWE decision."
With colleague Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful who responded to Raj Giri's tweet: “I spoke to Raj this afternoon and asked WWE about this. Until tonight, they said they haven't heard this, and talent relations don't seem to know anything.
I'm not saying it hasn't happened or it's not happening, but this is what I have heard so far when I asked. Raj has good sources," and that he still isn't sure.
New details on Sasha Banks
Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of WWE before their six-pack challenge match on the May 16 episode of RAW.
On June 15, Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc. broke the news that WWE had released The Boss. While the company hasn't confirmed the report, several outlets have since confirmed the news of Sasha's release. The well-known Twitter profile WrestleVotes also intervened, which lately has quite taken us with the news, which has wanted to have its say, supporting the theory of Raj Giri: "In the backstage tonight [this Friday on SmackDown] it is said that the report of @TheRajGiri is indeed accurate according to multiple sources.
Sasha Banks has been released from her WWE contract." Also, according to Reddit user kerrmit125, who has several things corrected in recent times like the aforementioned profile, posted something saying that the Boss firing took place "a few weeks ago."
There were reports this week that her team of lawyers were involved in getting this exit from the company. It has also been said that WWE considers her "clonable", therefore easily replaceable. On the other hand, her former tag team partner Naomi could instead be saved, according to de PWTorch journalist Wade Keller who offered an interesting interpretation: “The reason why Naomi will not be released is that her contract with the WWE is about to expire.
We don't know exactly when it will expire, but it's not long. This may have been a contributing factor to Naomi and Sasha's frustration, who weren't thrilled with the way WWE was treating them. I don't know.
I think they're gonna miss her a lot. She was over. I think there's more to that story too, that we're not hearing. Of course, there's more to the story. They just don't all of a sudden get mad and go in there to John Lauranitis, put the belt down and walk out.
I don't know. But if she's not happy, I think it's the best thing for everybody, especially her to move on."