WWE and AEW Rumor Roundup for May 23, 2023, including Sasha Banks issue, Backstage heat, Stephanie McMahon and more!
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1. Sasha Banks issue
Sasha Banks walked out on Monday Night RAW after having a creative dispute with WWE. PWInsider revealed that the current WWE Women’s tag team champion walked out on Monday’s taping in Norfolk, Virginia, after having issues with their roles in a six-pack challenged match to determine the next challenger for Bianca Belair.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Sasha Banks was upset earlier this year when Ronda Rousey was given a WrestleMania title match WWE had planned for her. So she has pushed down the card to the women’s tag team titles as a concession.
2. More update on Sasha Banks/Naomi heat
Sasha Banks and Naomi were vacated from their tag team titles. They were also suspended for an indefinite amount of time. It has also been said that Vince McMahon was informed of Banks and Naomi’s departure ether shortly before RAW began. A backstage vignette between Becky Lynch and Adam Pearce setting up Asuka and Lynch as the main event was pitched on the spot with McMahon approving it.
According to WrestleVotes, after talking to some folks, they believe the whole Sasha Banks/ Naomi situation is “going to get worse before it gets any better.”
As per Ringside News is now claiming that they were told Sasha Banks has alienated everyone backstage, and there is apparently a belief among “many people” that she manipulated Naomi into walking out with her.
3. Stephanie McMahon
The WWE Universe was taken by storm after Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon announced her sudden leave announcement from the company to mainly focus on her family.
Based on a report by Wrestleenomics, an employee of WWE stated that over the past few weeks, it was reported that her roles and responsibilities would be taken down. However, no legal reason for the announcement has been confirmed yet.
As of tomorrow, I am taking a leave of absence from the majority of my responsibilities at WWE. WWE is a lifelong legacy for me and I look forward to returning to the company that I love after taking this time to focus on my family.
According to PWInsider, They Believe that “there is a lot more to” Stephanie McMahon taking time away from WWE than anyone knows.
4. Sami Zayn update
According to Fightful Select, The opening of SmackDown last week was initially set to feature Sami Zayn, but that didn’t end up being the case.
Zayn faced Shinsuke Nakamura to prove his value once again to The Bloodline. The match started off with a headlock, but Nakamura reversed the hold and got some kicks in. Finally, Nakamura got a knee drop but took a clothesline.
Zayn was caught on the top rope before dropping Nakamura, but the latter dropped Zayn. However, Sami managed to hit a Michinoku Driver on the outside before trying to get the count-out. In the end, Nakamura sent Zayn to the time keeper’s area and then set up the Kinshasa to get the win.
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