The main event for tonight’s Monday Night RAW was changed at the last minute due to two WWE stars walking out of the television tapings.
According to PWInsider, Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of the taping following issues “with some of the planned creative”. The duo was set to be part of a six-pack challenge to determine the next challenger for the RAW Women’s Championship. The six-pack challenge was advertised to feature Sasha Banks, Naomi, Nikki A.S.H, Doudrop, Asuka, and Becky Lynch
Cory Graves mentioned the incident during Monday’s broadcast stating Banks and Naomi had “unprofessionally left the arena.”
Mike Johnson of PWInsider reached out to WWE for comment, which resulted in the company sending out a mass statement to several journalists.
“When Sasha Banks and Naomi arrived at the arena this afternoon, they were informed of their participation in the main event of tonight’s Monday Night Raw. During the broadcast, they walked into WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis’ office with their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk and walked out.
They claimed they weren’t respected enough as tag team champions. And even though they had eight hours to rehearse and construct their match, they claimed they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents – even though they’d had matches with those individuals in the past with no consequence.
Monday Night Raw is a scripted live TV show, whose characters are expected to perform the requirements of their contract. We regret we were unable to deliver, as advertised, tonight’s main event.”