Almost exactly one month after walking out of a Monday Night Raw taping, Sasha Banks has reportedly been released by the WWE
This release comes just one day shy of a month since she and her tag team partner, Naomi, walked out of a WWE Monday Night Raw taping in May in protest of poor booking decisions.
I’m hearing Sasha Banks has been released. I don’t know if it’s he requested it or if it was on WWE’s end
— Raj Giri (@TheRajGiri) June 16, 2022
This news was initially disputed by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, who claims to have spoken to WWE Talent Relations this afternoon when Giri first gave him the source and information he had. Talent Relations reportedly told Sapp that they had no information on this. However, Sapp concludes his tweet by giving Giri credibility, saying he has good sources.
Notably, Raj Giri was one of the first to report on CM Punk’s impending debut in September of 2021.
I spoke with Raj this afternoon and asked WWE about this. As of this evening, they said they hadn’t heard that, and talent relations didn’t seem to know.
Not saying that it didn’t or isn’t happening, but this is what I’ve heard so far when I asked. Raj has good sources https://t.co/cnBADkuFyg
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) June 16, 2022
Sasha Banks may have just become the hottest free agent in wrestling history
Sasha Banks has been a huge part of WWE’s move towards a more competitive, more modern, and progressive women’s roster. Her matches with Bayley in NXT as well as her main roster feuds with Charlotte and Becky Lynch capped off what WWE called “The Women’s Revolution” Banks was not satisfied with just that achievement, however, and would continue to put the women’s division on her back through the last five years, even becoming the first black woman to main event a Wrestlemania alongside Bianca Belair.
Outside of the ring, Banks had begun to make herself into more of a star, with recurring appearances in the Disney Plus original series “The Mandalorian”. Banks has implied many times that she has interests in Hollywood and may choose to stay out of the ring moving forward to pursue her interest on the big screen.