AEW President Tony Khan has appeared to take a slight shot at Vince McMahon retiring from WWE in a new tweet.
Thanks to you wrestling fans and your great support of @AEW, I’m grateful to now be the longest-tenured CEO in pro wrestling.
Thank you very much to every single person who watches @AEWonTV!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 22, 2022
Conrad Thompson: Welcome everyone to the "No Chance In Hell" podcast.
Vince: Great to be here Conrad
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) July 22, 2022
Talent meeting in 30 minutes.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) July 22, 2022
Vince McMahon will likely never appear for AEW, but Sasha Banks seems likely to come in after her WWE departure.
Sasha Banks defended her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair on Night One of WrestleMania 37, in its main event. It was a historic match as the two competitors gave it their all including the kitchen sink to win the match. Ultimately, it was Bianca Belair who emerged victorious in the title match and became the new Smackdown Women’s Champion in the process. The two also had a genuine moment where they shed tears in the ring. Sasha Banks also leaked a photo after cancelling a match.
‘The Boss’ Sasha Banks was set to face off against Bianca Belair at WWE SummerSlam for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. However, she never showed up and instead, Becky Lynch came out and beat Bianca Belair for the title in under 26 seconds. Sahsa Banks finally returned at WWE Extreme Rules and since then has been involved in the main event scene.
She became one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag team champions alongside Naomi. However, both of them walked out of Monday Night RAW back in May due to creative differences. It was said that Sasha Banks might have been released as well.
In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer talked about Liv Morgan’s push, Banks and Naomi’s walkout led to Morgan winning the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
“Part of the reason, if not the key reason, for the recent push of Morgan was he walking out of Banks and Naomi. When they left, the idea was that Smackdown needed a new top tier woman babyface and Morgan was the one who got the pick of the draw. It’s also worked out because the fan base was ready for her.”