WWE legend says Sasha Banks and Naomi should be suspended without pay

WWE dropped a bombshell on SmackDown by suspending Sasha Banks and Naomi. Both superstars were also stripped of the Women’s Tag Team Championship as WWE ensured the duo paid the price for their exit from RAW.

While talking on tSmack Talk of his weekDutch Mantell felt Sasha Banks and Naomi should be suspended without pay.

Mantell believes Naomi and Banks’ salaries should be cut while they were away from television because they failed to fulfill their contractual obligations. However, the veteran wasn’t sure it was a legally feasible decision:

“I think you should be suspended without pay if they can, if it could happen,” Dutch Mantell said. “I don’t know if they could do it. It might be a legal issue, but they haven’t fulfilled the contract. So they might have some kind of default about it, I don’t know” , Mantell said. [4:52 – 5:06]

“I don’t know if they could offer them the money” – Dutch Mantell on if Sasha Banks and Naomi can join AEW

Sasha Banks and Naomi are among WWE’s highest paid female stars. Like many figures in the industry, Dutch Mantell was surprised that the superstars were ready to leave their lucrative positions.

While AEW has come across as a realistic option for many wrestlers, Mantell doesn’t anticipate Tony Khan offering Banks and Naomi more money than WWE.

“I just hated that it happened because I think these girls make a lot of money, a lot of money, and walk away. Look, there’s only one other place to go, and I don’t know if they could offer them the money they make there, so that’s what I think,” Mantell added. [5:07 – 5:21]

Sasha Banks and Naomi’s WWE careers are shrouded in uncertainty at the moment. The situation has shown no signs of improving, and it would be interesting to see if Banks and Naomi end up working out their issues with WWE officials.


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