Sasha Banks and Naomi nonetheless have not been on TV since receiving their indefinite suspensions following a walk-out again in late May. Various stories in regards to the pair being quietly granted their launch from the corporate and faraway from the interior rosters have popped up ever since, however has by no means outright confirmed it nor have they eliminated the pair from the official .com roster (although, for no matter it is value, that roster nonetheless consists of Vince McMahon regardless of his retirement announcement). But then a report from WrestlingInformation.co dropped on Monday stating the pair had agreed to return to the corporate now that Paul “Triple H” Levesque is overseeing Creative.
The two didn’t seem on Raw regardless of ‘s Twitter account dropping a touch about their return, however a number of extra insiders have since supplied updates on the report. Bryan Alvarez acknowledged on Wrestling Observer Live that he believed the preliminary report was correct. Dave Meltzer then famous in his every day replace for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, “Regarding the Sasha Banks and Naomi rumors of them returning, I don’t know that it’s signed yet but it is moving in that direction and internally they do expect it to happen.”
Meltzer additionally mentioned ‘s try to reconcile with the pair final week whereas on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast. The pair reportedly needed to defend their Women’s Tag Team Championships in opposition to Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop at June’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, however ‘s Creative staff needed every of them to problem for one of many Women’s Championships and lose in singles competitors. The two objected and opted to go away simply as Raw was getting began, leading to them getting stripped of the tag titles, suspended and publicly chastised by commentators on programming for a number of weeks.
“It’s kind of up in the air. I mean, they’re gone. The last I heard was that there would be attempts to be made to reconcile, especially with Vince gone,” Meltzer mentioned. “So, it’s up in the air. I don’t think there’s anything definite just yet.”
Vince McMahon introduced on July 22 that he was retiring from all positions inside as accusations of sexual misconduct and inquiries from federal prosecutors over unreported bills continued to mount. Levesque was named Head of Creative the next Monday.