WrestlingInc and Raj Giri reports that Sasha Banks has been released by WWE. Currently, it’s unknown if she requested her release or if it was WWE’s decision.
WWE have been releasing its talents and staff since the pandemic struck. The company started 2022 in the only way they knew how and released numerous talents and members of staff from their contracts. This included veteran Road Dogg, who had a huge backstage role in the company. The former DX member had previously talked about WWE stars Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Road Dogg reveals conspiracy theories regarding his release
While speaking with Liam Alexander-Stewart of ITRWrestling, Road Dogg talked about his release from WWE. Dogg also addressed whether it had anything to do with Triple H losing power in WWE:
“So, look, in every conspiracy theory, there’s a wrinkle of truth, right? So I don’t think that’s the case. I think what they did, it’s business. So because I have been on the business side of this business for the past ten years, I look at it differently than I would have looked at it from ‘the boys’ perspective. Look, the fact that they cut me and my brother and 13 others that day…from a business decision, you just saved yourself probably $5-10 million in a year. You know what I mean? So from a business perspective, ‘Hey, we got to trim some fat down there.’ Now, if by trimming that fat, my name came into play because I was a Hunter guy. I can’t speak to that and I don’t think that would be the case.
I think it would be, ‘We got to get rid of a bunch of people’. These are the people that are making the most money, to be quite honest with you, but how else do we trim the fat? Vince and I spoke after that via text and it’s all gravy, I thanked him for the ten years of life experience and ten years’ worth of pay.”
We will now have to wait and see what is next for Road Dogg.
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