This whole story is wild and we’ve definitely not heard the last of it yet!
What are the WWE playing at by putting out such a scathing statement? Addressing this is so out of character, and before posting it to the WWE website and socials, they made sure to send it to many of the dirt sheets. They’re trying to sully their names (specifically Sasha), and doing it to two black women when the company has never reacted like this before just makes them look worse. They didn’t even do it for the whole awful title switch segment. And trying to make it seem like they were uncomfortable working with any of the other women when they’re among 4 of the safest, most experienced, and even most decorated women wrestlers in the world. That’s just so wrong and transparent. That statement reads like pure John Laurinaitis who, let’s not forget, is responsible for the worst time for the women in the company, and ever since he’s been head of talent relations it’s no coincidence that they’re back to going for more of a “look” for the women.
It speaks volumes that Naomi, beloved by everyone backstage, who is the definition of a “company woman”, walked out too. I know she’s ride or die with Sasha, but there’s got to be more to this story. Naomi posted a random meme at the weekend about being overworked and literally tagged every woman on the current roster (bar like 3 people) and even some former superstars. Something has clearly been brewing.
I went to the live show in Paris a few weeks ago, and it was the first one I’ve been to in like 15 years. I primarily went to see Sasha as I had a feeling that would be one of the last times I’d have the opportunity to see her live. I’m so glad I got to see her and Naomi as champs, I popped so hard for them.
There’s been a few bright sparks recently, but the booking has just been awful for the most part. Naomi vs Charlotte, and Naomi vs Sonya a few months back were career defining matches for her, and I do believe that this title run was a victory lap for her before having kids or retiring.