The fallout continues from Sasha Banks and Naomi walking out of last week’s WWE Raw due to creative differences.
In WWE’s statement issued on the night of the situation, they stated Banks and Naomi walked into Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis’ office with their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team titles on his desk, and walked out during the show. WWE also claimed in the statement that Banks and Naomi were uncomfortable with two of their opponents in the match as well as feeling disrespected as champions.
However, a friend of Naomi and Banks mentioned on Twitter that both WWE stars were gone by the time that the rundown sheet was printed for the show, implying that WWE had plenty of time to change the format of Raw without issue.
They were gone before the match sheet was printed, that's around 5 p.m.
But, let me hush. https://t.co/zLf4lBNY5w
— Security at Joseline's Cabaret (@Adidas_Head88) May 21, 2022
This adds to what Fightful previously reported, which was as of the time that the rundown sheet for Raw went out, there was no assigned producer or referee for the main event match. It was also highlighted in red that a change could be happening.
The Becky Lynch-Adam Pearce segment, which aired after WWE advertised the six-pack challenge was announced, was also in the rundown in the exact spot that it aired on the show.
This person behind the Twitter account was confirmed because Naomi follows him on Twitter. He was also confirmed to be legitimate by Dave Meltzer in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter and had reported news regarding this situation before other media outlets.
If the timeline being reported by Sasha and Naomi’s friend is accurate then it contradicts what has been reported for almost a week and it suggests that WWE had plenty of time to change the main event before they went on the air. The suspension announcement could be used to freeze their contracts. As reported last week, both Naomi and Sasha’s contracts are set to expire soon.