Bryan Alvarez revealed on Wrestling Observer Live that current WWE stars referred to Sasha Banks privately to him as a ‘diva’ and a ‘mark’ over her and Naomi walking out of Raw due to creative issues with Vince McMahon.
The WWE Women’s Tag-Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi recently grabbed the headlines when they took a huge step during last night’s WWE RAW. There have been various sides to the story already reported, including that the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions confronted WWE Chairman Vince McMahon over their issue. WWE left that part out of their official narrative, but Banks and Naomi did have words with the boss.
In the official statement from the company, it was noted that Sasha Banks and Naomi dropped their tag titles on the desk of John Laurinaitis and left the building.
Vince McMahon confronted Sasha Banks and Naomi
Dave Meltzer noted on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio that there was much more to the story. The duo went to Vince McMahon himself to air their grievances.
Sasha and Naomi were seemingly upset with the creative direction and the issue was taken to Mr. McMahon. McMahon didn’t back down. When he didn’t agree with the ideas presented by the team, they decided to walk out:
“A lot of this is just speculative right now. They left. It’s not a work. As far as what happens next, they sent out a release and didn’t say anything. Didn’t indicate anything about what was going on other than, clearly, management was upset.
There was a situation, I do know that whatever it was, they went to Vince and Vince did not back down, which they did not put in the release. Vince did not agree to what they were asking and that led to them walking out during the show, which is kind of a no-no, but again, look, if the Kota Ibushi stuff can be smoothed over… I’ve seen a lot worse get smoothed over.”