News Report: Banks given a few weeks off after trying to quit WWE


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What began last week as a few whispers has grown into a thunderous roar inside the WWE locker room.

It was only one week ago when word first leaked out that Sasha Banks may have tried to quit WWE during WrestleMania 35 weekend. In the ensuing days, Banks didn’t really do much to quell the rumors, but she did send out a timely message about her love of women’s wrestling.

On Monday night, Banks was nowhere to been seen on Raw. Other than a few vague tweets, Banks has been pretty much radio silent for the past few days.

In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required and encouraged), Dave Meltzer reports that Banks was given a few weeks off from WWE after she attempted to quit.

“So it was the combination of not getting the title run they expected to establish the belts as meaningful and not joke belts, and splitting up their team so quickly that got both of them upset. Bayley was upset but didn’t quit or anything. Banks was given a few weeks off when she tried to quit with the idea of them sorting things out and time off would lead her to wanting to come back. Despite rumors to the contrary, she was never booked for television this week, at least since WrestleMania.”
This makes sense. WWE has invested a ton into Sasha Banks and they don’t want to lose her over what may amount to creative differences. Banks is still only 27-years-old and at the end of the day is one of the more talented wrestlers in the ring and on the mic for WWE.

The WON news piggybacks back off a previous Meltzer report that said Banks was also upset her and Bayley were being broken up during the 2019 Superstar Shake-up. Despite all of that momentum in the other direction, the latest rumors still pointed to Banks being booked for WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view on May 19.

Almost exactly one month until Money in the Bank, do you expect Sasha Banks and WWE to come to a compromise anytime soon?

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*Sigh*

I honestly think its a shame how both Sasha & Bayley have been treated
on the main roster...especially Sasha...but the truth is IMO both are beyond
saving at this point & while Charlotte has always been the "Golden Girl" &
Becky managed to FINALLY rise to the level she deserved...I just can't see
Bayley or Sasha ever climbing to that level.

I wouldn't be surprised if the only reason the WWE want to keep Sasha at
the company is so she can't be involved in any of those tell all "shoot"
interviews because you just know she would have some amazing stories
to tell. Of course you would have to take them with a grain of salt.

Taking the titles off them & splitting them up was a mistake...especially
considering a possible feud with Asuka & Kairi Sane would have had
amazing potential & elevated the new belts...but instead they give them
to Carmella 2.0 & 3.0...and while I am Australian...Billie & Peyton have
done nothing but make me cringe ever since they arrived on the main
roster.

Seriously...I swear they weren't ever this cringe in NXT.

If Sasha isn't happy...let her leave & carve her own path.

I'm sure AEW, Impact or ROH would be more than happy to put a
belt on her long term & let her be the "centerpiece" of their women's
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Yeah...even I won't vouch for Sasha trying to get what she wants by threatening to leave.

If you want out...just walk. Hell...go sit at home till your contract is up & plan your future
bookings for when your no compete clause is up.
 

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It's the primary reason Vince has pushed Charlotte. Get her best years now, since she's already 32.
I would also like to state that I believe Charlotte is more dedicated
to the WWE at this time as she has already tried the marriage/family
project twice & both ended pretty badly.

I think she will be around for a few years yet.

Kind of like Natalya...but taller with more moonsaults & way less cringe.

Sasha on the other hand...I has no idea.
 
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I'd say she has some leverage. Apparently she moves merchandise. Not sure how, but that would be her argument.

She is replaceable for sure, but her agent no doubt would remind her that she moves units.
She's part of the four horse women as well. They use that marketing buzzword all the time. They also probably wanna do a four horse woman match at some point. Sasha is quite popular. Bigger star then most.
 

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Boss & Hug Connection moved merchandise. Sasha on her own does not anymore.
Can't imagine much difference. When buying a sasha shirt and a boss n hug shirt it must be the same thought process. If you like the tag team of established singles stars then you are going to like them individually.
 

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Imagine the merchandise Sasha could sell if she was pushed properly
& wasn't booked like a big mouthed loser who can't hold onto a title
for longer than 30 days.

And as far as that 4 Horsewoman match goes...I think we're a few years
off of that yet...especially considering how "green" Jessamyn Duke &
Marina Shafir are at this current time.

I don't think Sasha will last that long.
 
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And as far as that 4 Horsewoman match goes...I think we're a few years
off of that yet...especially considering how "green" Jessamyn Duke &
Marina Shafir are at this current time.
Plus, at this point who cares about The Four Horsewomen vs The Four Horsewomen.
 
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Well...I'm sure the WWE would try to make the people care if it was on the cards.

I mean they have been trying for 4+ years with the Plank of Wood.
Still, the whole concept has been almost forgotten, and most fans probably don't care anyway. If they would have pulled the trigger on it early then sure it would have been fine, but the postponing of it for another 2 or years it will just become a memory that almost everyone forgot.

Eh, true.
 
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Still, the whole concept has been almost forgotten, and most fans probably don't care anyway. If they would have pulled the trigger on it early then sure it would have been fine, but the postponing of it for another 2 or years it will just become a memory that almost everyone forgot.
That's a fair call. I guess it all depends how long Ronda is away for,
how Duke & Shafir progress & if Sasha & Bayley are still around.

Still they could always hype up a Charlotte/Becky vs. Ronda/Shayna
match in future.
 
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That's a fair call. I guess it all depends how long Ronda is away for, how Duke & Shafir progress & if Sasha & Bayley are still around.

Still they could always hype up a Charlotte/Becky vs. Ronda/Shayna match in future.
Yeah.

They still could, but I don't know how many would want to see that either, lol.
 
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Yeah.

They still could, but I don't know how many would want to see that either, lol.
Well obviously not at the time of writing. 3 of the ufc Horsewoman haven't even debuted yet. No one knows who they are. Doesn't mean thats going to stay the same in a year's time
 

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Oh...I misunderstood.

Dude...I want to see that...I have since all four of them
were on the main roster...but I have a feeling that would
be too "NXT" for the main roster if you catch my drift.
It's sounds very sports entertainment. Main roster all over. Women's revolution and all.
 

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