After disagreeing with the creative for the show, and with the overall treatment of the women’s tag team division, the pair decided to leave the building before the show started.
WWE released a statement on the matter, and then during Friday Night SmackDown a few days later, provided an update on the situation.
Michael Cole announced that WWE has suspended the duo, also stripping them of their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.
Cole stated that WWE is going to hold a tournament to crown the next set of champions now that Naomi and Banks have been stripped.
Fans were quite shocked by how harsh Cole was when speaking about the pair, being told to say that Naomi and Banks let down their fellow WWE Superstars and the WWE Universe.
However, fans also noticed Pat McAfee’s face during the announcement, and to be honest, it was quite telling.
Pat remained silent while Cole announced the suspension, as can be seen below, but fans believe that his face spoke volumes about how he truly felt about the situation.
Sasha Banks and Naomi have been suspended indefinitely. There will be a future tournament to crown the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions. pic.twitter.com/8xhJe0l5bV— WWE (@WWE) May 21, 2022
As you can see below, fans are convinced that McAfee is unhappy with how WWE has handled the situation, especially looking at how he reacted to Michael Cole’s announcement on Friday night.
Pat McAfee’s face and body language LMAO! He knows this is BS too! https://t.co/lpNgSKOD6R— Will (@AXEtheMercenary) May 21, 2022
Pat McAfee’s face and not saying a damn thing. Legend https://t.co/GD53syOJke— nadia (@vinamkaycee) May 21, 2022
Pat McAfee’s face tells the whole story. He is team Sasha & Naomi.— Jarrett Bailey (@JBaileyNFL) May 21, 2022
As for Sasha and Naomi, I’d be surprised if either of them come back. https://t.co/6l5Bcr6mc3
As of right now, there’s no word on when WWE is planning on lifting Naomi and Sasha Banks’ suspension, so it could be quite some time before we see them back on TV.
The situation is constantly developing with more updates, so make sure you stay tuned to GiveMeSport for the latest.
We may also see another update to the situation, particularly as it pertains to the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, tonight on Monday Night Raw.