Sasha Banks Unhappy Following Title Loss At Wrestlemania 35
Sasha Banks is reportedly unhappy following her and Bayley’s loss at Wrestlemania 35.
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a source high up in the WWE states that Sasha Banks tried to quit this past weekend.
Banks is unhappy due to losing the Women’s Tag Team Titles, and believed her and Bayley’s run would be longer and more meaningful. The duo planned to defend the titles on RAW, Smackdown, and NXT.
Two other stories have also come out stating Banks needs a few weeks to make a decision regarding her future, and that she is simply unhappy in the WWE.
According to one person high up, Banks tried to quit over the weekend, as she felt blindsided when finding out at the last minute that they were taking the tag team titles from her and Bayley. She had thought that the two of them would be given a chance to have a strong run and bring credibility to the belts and establish them as serious belts. Then the decision was made to go to the Iiconics, who as champions, could only make the belts seem like gimmick comedy belts. Basically she has been given a few weeks to think things out before sticking to a choice the company believes may have been made as a rash decision. Anyway, that’s been largely confirmed by others but probably will be denied very quickly. A second person said she’s been given time to figure out what she wants to do, whether stay or go, but couldn’t confirm the reason why, but said that she probably wouldn’t have known the finish of that match until late and did believe she and Bayley were going to be given a shot at making the belts mean something. It was noted in particular that the storyline of defending them on Raw, Smackdown and NXT started, so it was logical for them to assume a run of defending in all those places. A third person just said she was clearly unhappy.
Sasha Banks missed WWE RAW, and an appearance on The Wendy Williams show on Tuesday morning. Wendy Williams told her audience that Banks had a family emergency to tend to.
Banks is currently on vacation in Dominican Republic with her husband, and WWE star Kalisto and his wife.
Ronda Rousey Nearly Severs Finger On Set Of TV Show (Graphic Photo)
Ronda Rousey’s middle finger was nearly severed during filming of the television show 9-1-1.
The former RAW Women’s Champion suffered injury to her ring and middle finger according to TMZ. Rousey reportedly slammed a door on her fingers while shooting a scene for the show in Mexico.
As seen in the photo below, Rousey’s middle finger was almost severed as result of the injury. Her middle finger was broken, and her ring finger suffered a fractured tip.
Rousey was rushed to hospital, where her middle finger was repaired with a bolt and screws. She went back to work the next day.
NXT on USA Network TV Taping Update, How To Watch Outside U.S.
WWE officially announced NXT’s move to USA Network this morning. The company sent out a press release, and posted the news on all digital platforms.
The company has re-scheduled television tapings originally set for 9/11 and 9/12, moving them to 9/18 and 9/25, the first two live episodes airing on USA Network.
NXT utilizes a different platform for ticketing its Full Sail University shows, and according to the ticket website, both events are sold out. Those who have tickets for the 9/11 and 9/12 shows automatically have their tickets honoured for the 9/18 and 9/28 USA Network events.
WWE has yet to strike any agreements with cable providers outside the U.S for NXT. The company will continue to air NXT on the WWE Network on a 24-hour tape delay. WWE Network will air episodes of weekly NXT television every Thursday at 8 pm ET. WWE Network subscribers will be sent notices regarding this change.
NXT’s first episode on USA Network will air live from Full Sail University on September 18
WWE Announces NXT Moving To USA Network
WWE officially announced NXT’s move to USA Network beginning September 18, 2019.
The company issued the following press release this morning.
NEW YORK & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) and USA Network today announced an agreement in principle to air WWE’s weekly Wednesday night show, NXT, live on USA Network at 8/7c starting September 18.
Following NXT’s growth in popularity, the new two-hour weekly show will expand its reach on USANetwork, the leader in cable entertainment, while staying in its Wednesday night timeslot that it has held since 2015.
“The move to USA Network provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with NBCUniversal and further build the NXT brand,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “Over the long term our goal is to develop a following that can be monetized to the same level as our flagship programs, Raw® and SmackDown®.”
“USA Network and WWE have one of the longest and most successful partnerships in television history,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks – USA and SYFY. “As the #1 cable entertainment network, we’re excited to add NXT to our weekly lineup alongside powerhouse flagship Raw, and to bring a new generation of Superstars to a wide audience.”
NXT launched in 2010 and has risen to become WWE’s third global brand alongside Raw and SmackDown, hosting nearly 200 live events around the world each year. Airing on Wednesday nights at 8 pm, NXT has been WWE Network’s #1 weekly series.
NXT offers a unique blend of authentic in-ring action with exciting and entertaining storylines that feature WWE’s hottest up-and-coming Superstars including Adam Cole™, Velveteen Dream™, Shayna Baszler™, Johnny Gargano®, Matt Riddle™, Bianca Belair™, Io Shirai™, Candice LeRae™, Tommaso Ciampa™, Kyle O’Reilly™ and Bobby Fish™. The brand’s diverse roster consists of elite athletes from the NFL, collegiate and amateur sports, MMA and international sports such as rugby, kushti and kabaddi. It is also the birthplace to 80 percent of the current Raw and SmackDown rosters including Becky Lynch®, Seth Rollins®, Roman Reigns®, Charlotte Flair®, Bayley®, Sasha Banks®, Alexa Bliss®, Bray Wyatt®and Baron Corbin®.
The series will continue to emanate from Full Sail University in Orlando as part of WWE’s production partnership with the preeminent entertainment, media, arts and technology institution.
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