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WrestleMania 35 Everything we know about Sasha Banks wanting to quit WWE so far

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Sasha Banks is done with WWE?



One big story has emerged from the ashes of WrestleMania weekend and the RAW and SmackDown after WrestleMania, and that is the status of Sasha Banks within the WWE, with one half of the tag-team 'Boss 'N' Hug Connection' reported to be unhappy and wanting out of the company.

This all stemmed from Banks posting a cryptic message on Twitter and then announcing via social media that she'd pulled out of a public televised appearance on the 'Wendy Williams' show. After that the floodgates opened and reports came in left, right and center on what exactly is happening with Sasha Banks.

There are so many reports and there've been so many twists and turns in this story already that I thought I'd make things easier for people by collating everything we so far and putting it all in once place, and in the order everything allegedly happened.

I guess the best place to start is the beginning.

#1 Sasha Banks' title reigns and losing the Women's Tag-Team Titles at WrestleMania 35
'The Boss 'N' Hug Connection' lose their titles, starting this whole saga

'The Boss 'N' Hug Connection' lose their titles, starting this whole saga

Sasha Banks is a four-time Raw Women's Champion, a one-time NXT Womens Champion and also the Inaugural WWE Women's Tag-Team Champion, alongside Bayley in 'The Boss 'N' Hug Connection'.

She's one of WWE's most successful Superstars having broken a number of records and firsts for a female wrestler in the WWE, but there is a niggling and underlying element that undercuts all of this - the length of Banks' title reigns.

On the main roster, despite winning four separate Raw Championships, Bank's title reigns come in at a combined 82 days. The longest she's ever held that title is 27 days. These are pitifully short title reigns.


But when Banks and Bayley became inaugural Women's Tag-Team Champions after campaigning tirelessly backstage for WWE to introduced the belts it looked like they were going to get a lengthy run with those titles.

This obviously didn't happen as just 46 days later they dropped them to the IIconics during the Fatal Fourway Women's Tag-Team Title match at WrestleMania 35. This seems to be where and why everything started

#2 The Backstage WrestleMania incident
'The Boss 'N' Hug Connection' were very unhappy backstage at WrestleMania

'The Boss 'N' Hug Connection' were very unhappy backstage at WrestleMania

It is being reported that neither Bayley or Sasha Banks knew of the decision to take the titles off of them until very late in the day of WrestleMania 35. Slice Wrestling alleges that Banks was furious and started yelling and arguing with a production official.

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet has a more subdued report of a potential backstage incident. He has reported that multiple sources have told him that both Bayley and Sasha Banks were lying on the floor backstage at WrestleMania 35 and later in the day at their hotel loudly complaining about the booking decision.

Either way the consensus does seem to be that Sasha Banks was definitely involved in some kind of backstage altercation regarding losing the titles.

#3 The weird Twitter feud with Alexa Bliss before Monday Night RAW
Was Sasha Banks supposed to lose to Alexa Bliss and that's part of it?

Was Sasha Banks supposed to lose to Alexa Bliss and that's part of it?

It's currently unclear what exactly was supposed to happen on Monday Night RAW and if Sasha Banks was supposed to wrestle Alexa Bliss instead of Bayley, Banks was supposed to also be in the match with Bayley or she was never intended to be there and so wasn't.

However, I strongly believe that Sasha Banks was supposed to be on the show in some capacity due to the Twitter angle that her and Alexa Bliss played out before Raw started. Bliss boasted she could beat either of 'Boss 'N' Hug Connection' together or separately.

Banks simply replied with a weird tweet indicating that she'd been blocked by Alexa Bliss on the social media platform and accused 'The Goddess' of being scared.

Alexa Bliss responded to Banks' tweet by simply saying the following,

It is widely supposed that Banks and Bliss do not get on in real life, this feeds into a rumour that is going round suggesting that Sasha Banks and Bayley were supposed to wrestle Alexa Bliss in a handicap match on the Raw after WrestleMania for Bliss' in-ring return, with 'The Goddess' booked to pick up the win.

It is alleged that this was the straw that broke the camels back and pushed Sasha Banks over the edge, with reports suggesting she was sent home from RAW.

#4 Sasha Banks asks for her release from the WWE
Banks had apparently asked WWE for her release

Banks had apparently asked WWE for her release

Slice Wrestling has indicated that it was 'sometime after' WrestleMania 35 that Sasha Banks asked for her release from the company. I believe that it was backstage either before or during Monday Night RAW.

However the first we'd hear about Banks asking for her release would be several days later on Thursday when Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter was released, he said the following.
According to one person high up, Banks tried to quit over the weekend, as she felt blindsided when finding out at the last minute that they were taking the tag team titles from her and Bayley. She had thought that the two of them would be given a chance to have a strong run and bring credibility to the belts and establish them as serious belts. Then the decision was made to go to the Iiconics, who as champions, could only make the belts seem like gimmick comedy belts.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful then added that he believed WWE had given Sasha Banks the same response they'd given the Revival a couple of months prior, to not grant the release, but to instead ask for more time to prove things will improve.

#5 Cryptic Twitter message and pulling out of the Wendy Williams show
Sasha Banks pulled out of the Wendy Williams Show

Sasha Banks pulled out of the Wendy Williams Show

On Monday 8th, Sasha Banks posted the following statement on Twitter, essentially indicating that she wasn't enjoying what she was doing anymore, or 'feeling the magic'.

It is believed this was probably posted around the time that Banks finally lost her patience and asked for her release from the WWE.

The next day Banks then posted that she was pulling out of a scheduled appearance on the Wendy Williams television show. Banks cited 'Personal Reasons' for not appearing, with Wendy Williams confirming 'Family Reason's afterwards.

Banks pulling out of the Wendy Williams show makes sense if she has asked for her release and isn't sure on her future in the WWE anymore, because the last thing you want to do is a media appearance where WWE is the only thing you'd end up talking about.

What's particularly interesting about Banks' tweet though is the hashtag #IfOnlyYouKnew, which was also used in another twitter post referencing the WrestleMania Fatal Fourway Women's Tag-Team Title Match. This was tweeted by Beth [Copeland] Phoenix and re-tweeted by Banks.

#6 The Aftermath
Sasha Banks has stirred up a huge story

Sasha Banks has stirred up a huge story

It wasn't until Banks pulled out of the Wendy Williams show that news of her unhappiness and the backstage incident at WrestleMania started coming to the forefront. But since then the story has blown up significantly.

WWE Superstars are alleged to be in two-minds, with some agreeing with Sasha Banks and some definitely not. If you're not sure where Rusev falls then check this tweet out.

Banks' own husband and WWE ring-gear designer Mikaze also took to social media to post his own cryptic statement, clearly referencing the ongoing situation between WWE and his wife

Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful also reported that Bayley is also said to be as unhappy as Sasha Banks is, but 'The Hugger' has stopped short of asking for her own release.

#7 What's next? Will she go to AEW?
Is Sasha Banks about to join Cody Rhodes?

Is Sasha Banks about to join Cody Rhodes?

Most of the reports about Sasha Banks asking to leave the WWE indicate that currently she has no intention on renewing her contract, no intention on remaining with the company and has simply had enough. Basically as far as Sasha Banks is concerned, she's done.

Banks seems to have put her money where her mouth is however, as today she did something that a few eagle eyed Twitter users noticed. She unfollowed the WWE Twitter and followed the AEW Twitter account.

*Insert Cody Rhodes Ear GIF here*

I jest about the Cody Rhodes ear GIF, but if Banks does indeed cut ties with WWE then AEW would be positively insane not to do all they can to sign 'The Boss'.

Officials holding emergency meeting on how to stop Sasha Banks from leaving WWE

It's unclear who is in the meeting, but WWE definitely don't want Sasha Banks to leave
What's the story?
Sasha Banks is the big news this coming weekend with reports that the WWE Superstar was unhappy and asked for her release following her title loss at WrestleMania, leading to an alleged incident backstage at 'Mania, her missing Monday Night RAW, and her pulling out of a television appearance. But, a new report suggests WWE are doing their best to keep her.

In case you didn't know...
It is being alleged that both Sasha Banks and Bayley, who make up the tag-team 'Boss 'N' Hug Connection', were extremely unhappy and frustrated after losing the WWE Women's Tag-Team Titles to the IIconics at WrestleMania 35 - especially as they had been lead to believe that they'd have a lengthy run with the belts they helped bring into WWE.

It is being reported that Sasha Banks was so angry about the decision that a backstage altercation happened at WrestleMania that led to another, as yet unnamed, WWE Superstar getting hurt. It is also believed that this occurred around the same time that Banks requested her release from WWE.

The heart of the matter
Wrestling Twitter scoopster Slice Wrestling has 'exclusively' reported (a day after Dave Meltzer reported it in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter) that Sasha Banks wants out of WWE.

But to give them credit, they did add details on an 'emergency meeting' of WWE Officials to discuss what to do about the Banks situation.

Slice Wrestling haven't provided any details of who is in the meeting or what exactly is being discussed, but it is likely more details will emerge shortly as this has become the story of the wrestling world right now with everyone reporting on it.
What is happening with my baby girl? What happened to it's Boss Time? It can't be Boss Time if you go.
 

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Fire this bitch....let her be Cody Rhodes headache.

Acting like a spoiled brat on the floor having a temper tantrum....no amount of thot pics are going to make me forget that.
 

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I don't know what's going on with her right now and why now all of a sudden it's bothering her, but I will say WWE is a huge part to blame for this. Sasha shouldn't throwing tantrums on the floor, but sometimes things build up.

They took one of the hottest acts in the company in 2015 and absolutely squashed her potential. It's downright criminal she never retained a belt past a month.











This was definitely not the way to go about it and honestly the storytelling made sense this time for the IIconics to win the belts so Sasha is being a bit dumb on this one, but it seems it's built frustration and she's just done with it. I mean look at Bayley losing to Bliss in minutes the Ra Sasha walked or whatever. I say that even as a person that prefers Bliss kick Bayley's ass. Still, Bayley had huge upside at one point. At any rate I don't think w'ere getting that Four Horsewomen thing people wanted any time soon.

It's also hilarious she's already unfollowed WWE and followed AEW on Twitter.
 

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Can't wait for her to sign to AEW, win their Women's Championship only to have gotten injured in the same match. Because that's a bit of a common theme with her. She's injury prone and that has a lot to do with why they won't push her hard.
 

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I'll buy into her being pissed at being told at the last minute she's losing the titles but I won't for 1 minute believe the whole laying on the floor tantrum bullshit.

Despite her crazy amounts of misuse, I still see her as a top star just behind Becky and Charlotte.

Even if everything we've read is true, WWE won't let her go to a new big money backed company trying to make a buzz. Also, i'm sure she's a smart girl and she knows she can use the AEW leverage to get herself into a better position
 
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Rather make less money to be pushed like a champion.....that's some Bret Hart level mark.

Botch machine us destined for a neckbrace....gee I wonder why she's only used as a transitional champion.

Imagine Mick Foley acting this way because he was used to get the real stars over.
 
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Rather make less money to be pushed like a champion.....that's some Bret Hart level mark.

Botch machine us destined for a neckbrace....gee I wonder why she's only used as a transitional champion.

Imagine Mick Foley acting this way because he was used to get the real stars over.
Bret Hart actually left to make more money so I guess he was really that much or a mark. :side:

People keep saying that, but it's been 7 years and she's not retired yet in a neck brace. She could have been a top lady these past 5 or so years no problem.

She shouldn't be lying n the floor or anything, but Sasha Banks should be the star the Mick Foley types are putting over. In 2015 she was primed to be the top woman of the division. Her and Charlotte should have been Austin and Rock. Instead Charlotte took off and Sasha was kept down at that Big Show level. Once every few years gets to sniff the top spot for a minute.
 

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Bret Hart actually left to make more money so I guess he was really that much or a mark. :side:

People keep saying that, but it's been 7 years and she's not retired yet in a neck brace. She could have been a top lady these past 5 or so years no problem.

She shouldn't be lying n the floor or anything, but Sasha Banks should be the star the Mick Foley types are putting over. In 2015 she was primed to be the top woman of the division. Her and Charlotte should have been Austin and Rock. Instead Charlotte took off and Sasha was kept down at that Big Show level. Once every few years gets to sniff the top spot for a minute.
Being pushed out of a 20 year contract that was 3 million dollars less than what WCW initially offered....that isn't leaving for more money first off.

Secondly....she been on the shelf how many times throughout the past 5 years? And thirdly....she had this attitude from the jump....off a Takeover match? She has attitude on the main roster because she did something big in developmental?

No wonder she wasn't pushed harder than she was, threatening to quit in cryptic tweets time after time after some losses.....imagine the ego this broad would've had if she got to Charlotte Flair push.
 

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Being pushed out of a 20 year contract that was 3 million dollars less than what WCW initially offered....that isn't leaving for more money first off.

Secondly....she been on the shelf how many times throughout the past 5 years? And thirdly....she had this attitude from the jump....off a Takeover match? She has attitude on the main roster because she did something big in developmental?

No wonder she wasn't pushed harder than she was, threatening to quit in cryptic tweets time after time after some losses.....imagine the ego this broad would've had if she got to Charlotte Flair push.
Vince found the money and Bret still chose to go. So in the end he left for the bigger paycheck.

Twice? If that. Sasha actually has far less time off from injuries and other such stuff than even Charlotte.

Go back and watch the crowds. Sasha was so over it hurts to see how little WWE did with her.

Ego or not, they had something on their hands and just chose to do nothing with it.
 

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Vince found the money and Bret still chose to go. So in the end he left for the bigger paycheck.

Twice? If that. Sasha actually has far less time off from injuries and other such stuff than even Charlotte.

Go back and watch the crowds. Sasha was so over it hurts to see how little WWE did with her.

Ego or not, they had something on their hands and just chose to do nothing with it.
Vince found the money and Bret still chose to go? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

We got him on film asking to restructure the deal and have it on record that he asked Bret to take the WCW deal....him and Barry Bloom were on the damn contract as advocates ffs.

Ego or not? You don't know pro wrestling etiquette do you? You wonder why others in the locker room are taking potshots at her now?

Ego or not.....fuck outta here with that.

Just because you're a mark for someone doesn't mean you can justify acting like a spoiled brat because because because. ...BOOKING!!!!

Everyone has shitty booking, name ONE person who has perfect booking?
 

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Vince found the money and Bret still chose to go? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

We got him on film asking to restructure the deal and have it on record that he asked Bret to take the WCW deal....him and Barry Bloom were on the damn contract as advocates ffs.

Ego or not? You don't know pro wrestling etiquette do you? You wonder why others in the locker room are taking potshots at her now?

Ego or not.....fuck outta here with that.

Just because you're a mark for someone doesn't mean you can justify acting like a spoiled brat because because because. ...BOOKING!!!!

Everyone has shitty booking, name ONE person who has perfect booking?
Maybe look shit up before acting like an idiot or trying to make someone else look stupid. After Vince asked to be let out the deal and after he asked him to negotiate with WCW, Vince McMahon came back to Bret, because by the end of 1997 WWF business was turning around again, and asked Bret to stay. Bret gave Vince his notice, anyway, that was in his contract that started the 30-day clause so he could officially sign his WCW deal. The situation that lead to the Montreal deal wasn't so black and white as people seem to remember it.

Charlotte's booking isn't anywhere near as shitty as Sasha Banks. I dare you to try and say that it is! :heston

Hulk Hogan had ego, Stone Cold had ego, Bret Hart had ego, Shawn Michaels has ego, and guess what WWE pushed them anyway because that's what you do. You run with the people that the crowd is behind and you can make money with. I already said she shouldn't be acting like a spoiled brat, but at the same time WWE did her seriously dirty. You don't always have to take WWE's side in everything. You can acknowledge that both sides have have dirty hands. I personally think Sasha Banks is fucking herself here because I don't think even if she gets out, she'll be able to salvage herself in AEW. Her best shot would be too keep trying in WWE or even get Triple H to send her back to NXT since Triple H wants to make it two-way street.