The suspension announcement came after Banks & Naomi walked out of Monday's WWE Raw, with WWE issuing a statement last Monday to say, "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." Banks & Naomi were labeled as "unprofessional" by WWE on multiple occasions.
During the broadcast, fans took notice of Pat McAfee's reaction as Cole spoke.
Addressing the situation on The Pat McAfee Show, the WWE SmackDown announcer explained why he may have looked a bit caught off guard by the whole thing.
"The Sasha and Naomi thing, that was my first time hearing what Cole was saying live. I have no idea what to think there. I have no clue. This is very fascinating. She's [Sasha] a superstar. They were our champions. I honestly have no idea what to believe in this whole thing. They keep me out of the loop with everything. I have no fucking idea. While Cole was doing his thing, I was very fascinated. I wish I had more answers for people. A couple of people asked me during my Chat with Pat on Saturday, 'what's going on?' Fuck, I feel like you know more than I do. Literally, as that was happening, I'm like, 'Goddamn, suspended indefinitely.' We need it [a resolution]," he said.
WWE removed Sasha & Naomi merchandise from the WWE Shop and the two were removed from the signature open as well.
Fightful Select has more details and fallout from their walkout.
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