In what could possibly become a fast-moving, ever-evolving story, a report has surfaced that Sasha Banks might soon or could possibly have been released by WWE.
The news comes from Raj Giri with Wrestling Inc, who tweeted Wednesday night that he heard that Banks has been released from the company, though he doesn't know if she requested it or if WWE did it on their own.
I'm hearing Sasha Banks has been released. I don't know if it's he requested it or if it was on WWE's endAdvertisement— Raj Giri (@TheRajGiri) June 16, 2022
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select noted that he had asked "numerous WWE reps" about the alleged release and they hadn't heard anything. He said that no one has been able to confirm or deny the news of Banks' release, and that she was still listed on WWE's roster on the website as of 1am EST.
Banks and tag partner Naomi infamously walked out during Monday Night Raw four-plus weeks ago, leaving their WWE Women's Tag Team Championship titles behind. They reportedly objected to creative plans for them and the lack of plans for the tag division, though they haven't commented publicly since leaving the company.
They were stripped of the tag titles and a tournament was immediately announced, but nearly four weeks since that announcement, nothing has materialized. They were both suspended, accused of being unprofessional on TV, and had their merchandise pulled from WWE Shop.
Sasha has had a topsy-turvy relationship with WWE during her 10-year tenure. She famously took an extended leave from the company in 2019 after losing the women's tag titles at WrestleMania 35. She returned four months later and kicked off a run that saw her capture tag and singles gold again and become a focal point of the women's division once again.
Banks and Naomi won the tag titles at WrestleMania 38 in a fatal four-way match.
If this news is true, Sasha would immediately become the hottest free agent available on the wrestling landscape.