Sasha Banks and Naomi have no longer the WWE Womens Tag Team Champions. On Friday Night SmackDown, a veteran announcer revealed that the pair had been placed on lockstep after re-eating on a live taping of Monday Night Raw earlier this week.
During the Fridays broadcast, Cole said there will be a future tournament to crown the new WWE Womens Tag Team champion.
Sasha was reportedly asked if the event would have taken place on Hell in a Cell, alongside Asuka, Becky Lynch, Doudrop, and Nikki A.S.H., according to PWI. Sasha reportedly met with CEO Vince McMahon to express her concerns, and McMahon said he would have refused to modify his plans for the team. That''s when she left the building with Naomi.
Becky Lynch and Adam Pearce planned a new main event featuring Lynch vs. Asuka on the fly.
Naomi and Sasha met with WWE head of talent John Laurinaitis, who had their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk, and walked out.
According to a statement from WWE, Sasha and Naomi believed they were not well-known as tag team champions and were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents. Monday Night Raw is a scripted live television program, which includes actors who are expected to perform the requirements of their contract.
Sasha and Naomi have yet to make official statements.