Sasha Banks and Naomi leave “Monday Night Raw” with game issues, the company says
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WWE Female tag team champions Sasha Banks and Naomi came out in the middle of “Monday Night Raw” ahead of Monday’s main event game, the company said in a statement.
WWE said Banks, whose real name is Mercedes Varnado, and Naomi, whose real name Trinity Fatu, walked into the office of WWE talent relations chief John Laurinaitis and put a suitcase on his desk with their leagues and they are gone.
“They claimed they were not respected enough as tag team champions. And even though they had eight hours to rehearse and build their match, they claimed to be uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents even though they had had encounters with those individuals in the ring. passed without consequences, “WWE said. “‘Monday Night Raw’ is a scripted live TV show, whose characters are expected to meet the requirements of their contract.
“We regret that we were unable to deliver tonight’s main event as advertised.”
It was not clear who their opponents would be. The duo is the only female tag team champion on the WWE roster.
Banks and Naomi won the duo championship at WrestleMania Night 2 against Carmella and Queen Zelina. It is their first win as a tag team, a third for Banks and a first for Naomi individually.