Exclusive: Update on Sasha Banks’ Status in WWE

As reported by Pro Sports Extra’s own Brad Shepard on the “Oh, You Didn’t Know Wrestling Show,” WWE Superstar Sasha Banks is unhappy with her position in the company and was given time off.  The situation seemed to worsen after the Boss N’ Hug Connection (Sasha Banks and Bayley) dropped the Women’s Tag Team Championships to the Iiconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay) at WrestleMania 35.

In an exclusive update, shocking new details have emerged which provide additional insight into the situation, and why Sasha is upset.

According to sources in WWE, Sasha was given a couple of weeks off as of Tuesday morning.

Apparently, she’s very upset about being split up from her friend and tag team partner, Bayley, after this week’s Superstar Shakeup. She is also adamant that the problem isn’t with the Iiconics, but WWE’s producers and writers.

Sasha and Bayley were told their reign as tag team champions would last past the next show in Saudi Arabia, which was originally rumored to be in May (and is now rumored to be in June).

They were originally scheduled to defend the tag team championships against Natalya and Beth Phoenix, on the Saudi Arabia show.  Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority has approved one women’s match for the show, which they would’ve been a part of.

This would also likely explain why WWE has been evasive on answering if they would have a second all-women’s PPV this year.

Sasha is expected to return to WWE, and there have already been initial conversations about booking her to win the Money In The Bank briefcase, which means she would be guaranteed a match against the Raw and/or SD Live Women’s Champion (both championships are currently held by Becky Lynch).

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Brad Shepard

Brad's journalism work has been credited in Fox Business, Washington Post, New York Daily News, New York Post, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, Deadspin, Yahoo Sports, Forbes, Golf Digest, Bleacher Report, Sporting News, The Sun, NESN, Breitbart, Zero Hedge, and ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, among others.

He has appeared on Fox Sports Radio, ESPN Radio, Sky Sports Radio in the UK and Vibe 105 FM in Toronto. He currently co-hosts the “Oh, You Didn’t Know” Wrestling Show, available everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Brad was internationally credited for breaking the story of the XFL return.
He was voted one of the top 50 best Twitter accounts to follow by The Wrestling Estate. You can follow Brad on Twitter at @TheBradShepard.