During an appearance at Starrcast V Paige has revealed that she believes both Sasha Banks and Naomi will return to WWE.
Sasha Banks and Naomi haven’t appeared on WWE television since walking out of the May 16th edition of Monday Night Raw. Following what was reported as a row over creative, the Women’s Tag Team Champions left the taping while it was in progress.
On the following episode of SmackDown, WWE confirmed that the pair had been suspended without pay, after handing their titles to then Head of Talent Relation Johnny Laurinaitis on the way out.
Since then, both Banks and Naomi have taken bookings outside of the company, and have been removed from WWE’s opening video package, while their merchandise was pulled from the online store. It has also been reported that neither woman is listed on the company’s internal roster, and The Boss may have left the sports entertainment giant altogether.
However, following Vince McMahon’s retirement, and Triple H’s subsequent rise to creative power, many have wondered whether the door may now not be closed to a return.
One person who thinks that Banks and Naomi will be going back to WWE is former Divas Champion Paige. Speaking at a media scrum around her special panel at Starrcast V, the star told Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh that she expects the pair to return.
When asked about Banks’ role in the Women’s Revolution, the Anti-Diva pointed to the influence of the Four Horsewomen.
“She’s a big part of it. I mean everybody loves Sasha Banks right? The Four Horsewomen in general, it’s a pinnacle part of the Women’s Revolution.
I think she’ll be back. I think now with Hunter [Triple H] in charge and kind of taking the reigns and everything. I think just SummerSlam in general has shown how much WWE has changed overnight.
I don’t think anyone has been 100% happy with a pay-per-view in a long time, but but people were walking away from SummerSlam like ‘Holy sh*t, this is a turning point.’
I feel like Sasha and Naomi, hopefully, in my opinion will come back.”
It has recently been reported that WWE are attempting to reconcile with both Sasha Banks and Naomi.
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