It was reported on Wednesday night, via Raj Giri of WrestlingInc, that Sasha Banks has been released from WWE. The report noted that it wasn’t clear if Banks requested her release, or if it was something from WWE’s end.
Since then, there’s been no confirmation that Banks has been released. A new report from Fightful notes that WWE reps were not able to confirm the departure, and other WWE sources also have not confirmed the release. While no one in WWE has explicitly shot down the report, people from across the company, from talent to WWE HQ to public relations and other staff, have said that they haven’t heard of the release actually happening.
If Banks has been released, the company is keeping it very quiet.
One interesting tidbit is that Banks’ lawyers were reportedly involved with the release. This was not included in the original report from Giri, but Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp spoke with Giri and was reportedly told that Banks’ lawyers were involved, and that an actual WWE release had been seen.
Banks remains on the SmackDown roster page as of this writing. Banks is not on WWE Shop as of this writing, but she and Naomi had their merchandise pulled a few weeks back when WWE suspended them indefinitely over the walk-out at RAW.
It was note that there have not been any internal memos sent to staff to remove Banks from the website roster or any other pages, and no Talent Relations memos to inform the roster of her departure, which usually happens. There was an “urgent” e-mail sent earlier this week to a live event venue to remove Banks from advertising as she was no longer a part of the event, but that’s about it.
Stay tuned to WrestlingHeadlines.com for the latest on Banks and Naomi. Below are links to our full coverage of their ongoing situation with WWE:
FULL COVERAGE OF THE SASHA BANKS – NAOMI SITUATION: