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The WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out on last night’s RAW in an apparent backstage dispute over booking plans.
Last night’s show opened up promoting a “6 Pack Challenge” to decide the #1 contender for the Raw Women’s Championship…with Banks, Naomi, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Nikki A.S.H., and Doudrop.
But less than an hour into the show, that match was changed during a backstage segment where Lynch said Banks and Naomi had left the building.
Reports soon surfaced that this had actually happened…and WWE released a statement that stated that Banks and Naomi went into John Laurinaitis’ office during the broadcast, put their title belts on his desk, and walked out…claiming they were ”uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents”.
Banks and Naomi were repeatedly referred to as “unprofessional” during the remainder of RAW.
The main event saw Asuka beat Becky Lynch in a one-on-one match. She will challenge Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at Hell In A Cell.
Also now set for that event, Cody Rhodes will face Seth Rollins inside Hell In A Cell.
Bobby Lashley beat Omos in a steel cage match. Omos threw Lashley through a panel of the cage and Lashley was able to walk away with the win.
Veer Mahaan got a submission win over Mustafa Ali. The Miz was once again the special guest referee. And United States Champion Theory was also there to cause trouble for Ali. A post-match attack was interrupted by Rey & Dominik Mysterio’s return to RAW.
RAW Tag Team Champion Riddle beat SmackDown Tag Champ Jimmy Uso.
AJ Styles & Finn Balor - with Liv Morgan in their corner - beat Los Lotharios.
Alexa Bliss beat Sonya Deville.
The DNA test on Ezekiel was inconclusive. Ezekiel later got a win over Chad Gable.
Tonight’s NXT has Santos Escobar vs. Tony D’Angelo.
Plus, the Creed Brothers vs. the Viking Raiders…and North American Champ Cameron Grimes & Solo Sikoa team up against Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams.
The Ring of Honor Pure Championship is on the line on tonight’s Dark. Wheeler Yuta defends against the former champion Josh Woods.
Also tonight, The Factory’s QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Blake Li, Brick Aldridge & Nick Comoroto vs. New Japan’s Alex Coghlin, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, Kevin Knight & Yuya Uemura
Mercedes Martinez is still the ROH Women’s Champion. She successfully defended the title against Trish Adora on last night’s Dark: Elevation.
Also on the show, Brody King beat Alex Reynolds, Bear Bronson beat Brandon Cutler and Anna Jay & Yuka Sakazaki beat Emi Sakura & Nyla Rose.
We now know that the early start time for Friday’s Rampage will be 7 PM Eastern.
This week’s episode of NWA Powerrr premieres tonight on FITE TV.
The NWA Women’s Tag Champs The Hex are in a non-title match against Kenzie Paige & Madi Wrenkowski.
Plus, Mickie James vs. Natalia Marakova…and a Team War Match between the Ill Begotten…Gold Rushhh…and Jax Dane, Odison & Parrow.
Ric Flair’s last match is being promoted for the Starrcast convention in Nashville, Tennessee at the end of July.
The Best of the Super Jr. tournament is underway. Tuesday’s matches include Wheeler Yuta vs. Robbie Eagles…and Master Wato vs. TJP.
Finally, best wishes to Jim Duggan and “Virgil” Mike Jones…who both announced they are battling cancer.
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