Pat McAfee has discussed the chaos currently surrounding Sasha Banks and Naomi, commenting that he has “no f*cking idea” what’s going on.
One week on from their stunning walkout on the May 16th episode of Monday Night Raw, Sasha Banks and Naomi are still the talk of the wrestling world.
On the May 20th edition of SmackDown, WWE addressed the situation with Michael Cole cutting a piece to camera addressing the situation.
The veteran announcer said that the duo had “let us all down” as they handed their title belts to Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. Cole explained that the pair had walked out ahead of appearing in their scheduled match, and were now “suspended indefinitely.”
He added that WWE will hold a tournament to crown new Women’s Tag Team Champions.
During the segment, Pat McAfee who was seated next to Cole at the announce desk, leaned back in his chair and looked noticeably unsure of himself or the situation.
On the latest episode of The Pat McAfee Show, the NFL star turned wrestling announcer explained that he looked like he’s been caught off guard because he had. McAfee revealed that WWE tend to keep him out of the loop on things, so when Cole was speaking, he was hearing everything for the first time, just as fans were.
“The Sasha and Naomi thing, that was my first time hearing what Cole was saying live. I have no idea what to think there. I have no clue. This is very fascinating. She’s [Sasha] a superstar. They were our champions. I honestly have no idea what to believe in this whole thing. They keep me out of the loop with everything. I have no f*cking idea.
While Cole was doing his thing, I was very fascinated. I wish I had more answers for people. A couple of people asked me during my Chat with Pat on Saturday, ‘what’s going on?’ F*ck, I feel like you know more than I do. Literally, as that was happening, I’m like, ‘Goddamn, suspended indefinitely.’ We need it [a resolution],”
Following the announcement, WWE removed all Sasha Banks and Naomi merchandise from their online store, as well as taking them out of the ‘Then. Now. Forever’ opening package.
It has since been reported that Sasha Banks’ upset could go all of the way back to early in the year when she was replaced by Ronda Rousey in the SmackDown Women’s Title match at WrestleMania 38.
H/t Fightful for the transcription.