WWE simply made matters worse with Sasha Banks and Naomi. Much worse. What were the alternatives considered by using Vince McMahon and discarded? I can’t think of how Friday’s moves on Smackdown! Make matters any greater amicable after two of the corporation’s standout performers walked out, because of awful creative plans, earlier this week.
Both Naomi and Banks have been suspended indefinitely by the organization and stripped of WWE’s ladies’ tag crew titles, the root of the duo’s disgust with their creative course within the first location. All of Banks and Naomi’s products have been pulled from the corporation’s online shop and they may be now not marketed for any upcoming suggestions through the rest of the summer season.
It’s made the rounds on social media that Banks and Naomi’s walkout turned into due to McMahon’s meddling with their storylines. Banks and Naomi had been reunited as a crew in February after neither had a singles feud covered up for WrestleMania and they did their first-rate to deliver legitimacy to WWE’s floundering women’s tag division. It turned into a difficult task, however, their identity reign led to numerous correct fits.
Tone-deaf WWE confirmed some of the details that caused Naomi and Banks to stroll out, via a declaration via lead commentator Michael Cole, who seemed particularly uncomfortable with every word coming from his mouth, such as the make-up of a six-women tag crew match, intended to split the tag crew champs from competing together for several weeks. It’s part of the script and now not Cole’s own soliloquy, usually with a heavy have impact on McMahon himself.
Naomi changed into reportedly slated to emerge victoriously and challenge Raw champion, Bianca Belair, on the corporation’s next pay-in line with-view. Banks could’ve allegedly furnished the following task to SmackDown champion Ronda Rousey. Both have been going to lose, which would make the tag champions look vulnerable. A loss of legitimate challengers for the ladies’ singles belts shouldn’t impact other champions.
Is Vince bluffing via seeing in the event that they’ll stroll to All Elite Wrestling? Or does McMahon certainly not care? He’s an idiot if he’s thinking the previous. McMahon is a good bigger imbecile if the notion of the latter has crossed his thoughts. When Toni Storm walked out after internally raising creative issues several months in the past, she changed into quietly released. She’s now in AEW.
For any WWE fan studying this thinking, this is a hundred% a storyline, it’s pretty clear now that’s now not the case. WWE has by no means escalated a storyline in this manner. CM Punk’s “walkout” of 2011 was preceded by using the ‘pipe bomb’ and accompanied with the aid of some times of breaking the fourth wall, which includes him calling Triple H ‘Paul’ on digital a camera, changed into a shoot turned work with little escaping the partitions of WWE of what was fiction. It was surprisingly nicely performed.
This week has proven how a ways McMahon, and the sure-males and females that surround him, have fallen. How they’ve packaged the Banks and Naomi state of affairs has been sloppy and smug. It makes Naomi and Banks look all of the higher for disappearing. They have every right to look at how they’ve been dealt with publicly and digest their proper reputations. A few underneath-agreement WWE wrestlers have spoken out in aid of Banks and Naomi, inclusive of Shayna Baszler, who posted to Instagram with photographs of her wrestling the disappearing duo, quoting the game Warhammer 40,000.
WWE’s reaction to Naomi and Banks appears even worse whilst you see how no reprimands were passed out the final year when Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch’s behind curtain warmth caused a horribly managed on-screen section, wherein they exchanged titles after switching brands as champions. It made both ladies look childish with the aid of going off-script. There was never another mention of it on tv and each went about their enterprise without even a slap at the wrist.
Cole’s proclamation included announcing a tournament to crown new women’s tag team champions. How many natural girls’ tag groups does WWE have? A -group event is just an in shape. The handiest logical explanation I can think of for WWE’s approach is to make an example out of Naomi and Banks as a technique to deter other wrestlers from attempting to walk out themselves. That plan will handiest be successful if Banks and Naomi come crawling returned and completely admit how incorrect they have been. And that ain’t appear. Ring the alarm bells. WWE has an uncharted skills-family member’s disaster on its arms. And it’s not going away whenever soon.