While conflicting reports seem to complicate the truth about whether Sasha Banks has actually been released by WWE, another report has surfaced on Tuesday that The Boss has been let go, but WWE simply hasn’t made the announcement official because they’re trying to smooth things over with the former multiple-time champion.
As per a report by Raj Giri of WrestlingInc. Banks has been released from her contract. He writes, “Here’s what I know about Sasha Banks. She was released on June 10th and it came from Erika Schreiber, VP of Business and Legal Affairs for Talent Relations.” Giri was the first to report that Banks had been officially released when others weren’t sure and the fact that he’s dropped the name of the person who released her is a big development. Giri said he would never name his source for this information, but this is still quite specific, suggesting someone has the details on what’s really going on. He adds, “As for why WWE has not said anything or removed her, the rumor is that leadership is trying to smooth things over.”
The second part is really interesting. Is WWE trying to smooth things over because they want her to return? Or, is WWE trying to smooth things over so that she doesn’t bad-mouth the company on the way out? Considering there is a lot of negative press surrounding WWE right now, the last thing they likely need is someone like Banks going public with her issues (assuming she has a gripe beyond just being frustrated creatively.)
Here's what I know about Sasha Banks. She was released on June 10th and it came from Erika Schreiber, VP of Business and Legal Affairs for Talent Relations.— Raj Giri (@TheRajGiri) June 28, 2022
As for why WWE has not said anything or removed her, the rumor is that leadership is trying to smooth things over
Does WWE Want Her Back?
Considering there are other reports WWE thinks they’ll be just fine without Banks, it’s interesting to hear that the company is trying to make things right. They may not be taking responsibility for whatever issue Banks has with the company, but it sounds like they are trying to get everyone on the same page and continue to do business. Whether that means they’re looking to get her back on the active roster or renegotiate her contract remains to be seen.