Drama and WWE go hand in hand. That is how and why everyone loves it.
In the latest episode of ‘Antics and WWE’, we had Sasha Banks and Naomi walk out of WWE Raw right before the main event that would have seen Banks up against Naomi, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Nikki A.S.H and Doudrop.
The six-pack challenge, which would have ended with the winner facing Bianca Belair at Hell in a Cell, didn’t, however, happen, with the duo walking out of the building.
The reaction was always going to be that of massive disapproval given the nature of what happened.
Among the most telling of the comments was that of Corey Graves, who called the two “unprofessional” for their antics.
You can’t fault him for not being impervious to what happened. After all, simply walking away moments before such an event isn’t what you expect of two professionals – two of the finest professionals of the sport.
An official statement from the WWE, meanwhile, read: “When Sasha Banks and Naomi arrived at the arena this afternoon, they were informed of their participation in the main event of tonight’s Monday Night Raw.
“During the broadcast, they walked into WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis office with their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk and
“They claimed they weren’t respected enough as tag team champions. And even though they had eight hours to rehearse and construct their match, they claimed they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents even though they’d had matches with those individuals in the past with no consequence. Monday Night Raw is a scripted live TV show, whose characters are expected to perform the requirements of their contract.”
As well as WWE commenting on the drama, fans have as well, with a lot of them criticising Graves’ comment regarding the situation.
Wherever your popcorn bowls are, make sure you have them in your hands, for this is going to get very interesting. Box-office, as always.