Sasha Banks & Naomi Suspended, Merch Pulled and Tag Title Tournament Announced

During tonight’s SmackDown, Michael Cole addressed the TV audience and announced that Sasha Banks and Naomi have been “suspended indefinitely” and that there will be a tournament to crown new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.

In the awkward segment, Cole said that Banks and Naomi “let us all down” and “their actions disappointed millions of WWE fans and their fellow superstars.”

Banks and Naomi walked out of Raw this past Monday.

“I want to talk about what happened this past Monday night, when Sasha Banks and Naomi let us all down,” Cole said from the commentary table. “The WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions walked off the show and walked out of the building during Monday Night Raw. They were supposed to take part in the main event, the six pack challenge, where the winner would be next in line to face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship. However, Sasha and Naomi took the Tag Team Championships to the office of our head of talent relations, left them there and then promptly walked out of the arena. Their actions disappointed millions of WWE fans and their fellow superstars.”

“So because of what Sasha and Naomi did this past Monday night, they have been suspended indefinitely. And we will have a future tournament to crown the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.”

All of their merchandise has also been pulled from the official WWE Shop website. When searching their names, a message now says, “Sorry, nothing found.”

They’re still listed on the “current superstars” section of’s roster page as of now.