Naomi and Sasha Banks have been suspended indefinitely by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). As a result, their Women’s Tag Team Championship titles have been vacated and a tournament will take place to decide on the next champions.
WWE fans will recall how Sasha and Naomi refused to participate in RAW’s main event six-pack challenge match Monday. Both superstars reportedly had concerns with the direction of their storylines and were uncomfortable with who their opponents would be. Apparently, Sasha Banks took her concerns to WWE CEO Vince McMahon. However, McMahon decided to stick to what WWE had already decided, prompting the stars to leave the arena. After the tag team champions left, WWE changed the main event into a match between Becky Lynch and Asuka to determine Belair’s challenger. Asuka won.
Sasha Banks and Naomi’s suspension was announced on last night’s episode of SmackDown. Also announced is an upcoming tournament to crown WWE’s new Women’s Tag Team Champions. Naomi and Sasha have not commented on this situation. Both superstars’ merchandise have also been removed from the WWE Shop online.