For anyone wondering, Sasha Banks and Naomi are still expected back on WWE TV soon but it looks like the company is waiting on the Women's Tag Team Title Tournament to play out before bringing them back. WrestlingNews.co first reported that Banks and Naomi reached an agreement to return, now with Triple H is running creative.
Dave Meltzer appeared on the Sunday Night's Main Event podcast and he was asked if he's heard anything new on Banks and Naomi. Meltzer said that he has talked to people who would know and the belief is that they are back.
He said, "I mean, everyone expects that they're in. It's just a question of which week they want to debut them."
Meltzer continued, "So since they are not in the tournament, I'm guessing that it's gonna be the finals of the tournament or right after the finals that they show up. That's kind of how I'm reading it now. I guess they just felt it wasn't good to put them in the tournament itself. I think that they want to stagger these new [and returning] people coming in. Sasha and Naomi are obviously the biggest ones they can bring in, so you don't need to do it in week one. Everybody seems to think that they're in, it's just a question of which week."
The last time Banks and Naomi appeared on WWE television was last May. Less than a week later, WWE announced that they would be indefinitely suspended for walking out before a live Raw broadcast. They were stripped of the Women's Tag Team Titles and it looks like they will be in a storyline involving those titles when they return to TV.