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Backstage reaction to Sasha Banks and Naomi walking out of WWE

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During his latest PWTorch audio show, Wade Keller gave some insight into the backstage reaction to the Sasha Banks/Naomi situation. Keller confirmed that this is not a storyline and they really did leave the building during Raw.

"What I can report is this is not a work," Keller said. "A couple of sources that I trust would know and said definitively that this is not a work and the reporting that PWInsider and Fightful early on in reporting...were accurate. The people that I communicated with directly in WWE tonight after Raw indicated that this was Sasha and Naomi working together but leaning a little more towards Sasha being the leader and them working each other up but Sasha kind of leading the way into making this decision."

Keller also noted that while it was implied in WWE's statement last night that Sasha and Naomi may have had an issue with their opponents in the 6-Pack Challenge, none of the wrestlers in the match have a history of hurting people.

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"By the way, there's no history of Doudrop or Nikki having a reputation for being rough in the ring," Keller stated. "This isn't a Nix Jax type of situation...that's not a thing with them...I don't think there was an issue with Asuka or Becky either. There's not a history of personal issues between them. So the idea that they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents is not something that I know the details of, like who and why? I can just say that I asked around and there wasn't a pre-existing issue with Naomi and Sasha and anyone in that match."

Keller said that some people will side with WWE and others will side with Naomi and Sasha but more details are needed with this story. He added, "I will say, the people I'm communicating with's instinct is they're puzzled and they say the locker room and management are puzzled by the reaction and the actions of Sasha and Naomi. It feels weird, I'm told, how this all played out. People are just kind of shaking their heads. The instinct with the people that I'm communicating with is Sasha overreacting to a normal day at work and having been kind of worked up heading into today over some things that might not be all that worth getting worked up over. They're paid to play a role on TV and WWE said that..."

Keller continued, "Behind the scenes, there's not a ton of instant sympathy or a thought of like 'finally they took a stand' over this injustice that was going on. It's more like 'what, where did that come from and how did they get themselves so worked up over this?'"

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