WWE Raw wrestler walkout explained, Sasha Banks and Naomi:  what they’ve said on Twitter, could they go to AEW?

Backstage at Monday Night Raw - WWE's biggest weekly show - there was some very genuine tension this week📷

WWE fans are used to plenty of drama occurring on screen, and during the wrestling company’s shows, we often see ‘behind the scenes’, where just as much drama can take place.📷

Of course, these scenes are all written and crafted into the bigger WWE narrative, and are not usually an accurate representation of what happens behind the curtain.📷

But this week, some very real drama occurred backstage at Monday Night Raw, WWE’s biggest weekly programme.📷

Sasha Banks and Naomi - two of the company’s biggest female stars - reportedly walked out of the arena, just hours before they were due to headline the show in a main event match.📷

This left WWE scrambling to rewrite the show, throwing together a new match and finding themselves unable to provide the headline bout they’d advertise for audiences.

What happened? Last night’s (16 May) WWE Raw began with several new fights being revealed to be taking place on the show, including a six-pack challenge to decide the #1 challenger for the Raw Women’s Championship in the main event slot.

The original bout was intended to pit Naomi and Sasha Banks, the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, against Asuka, Becky Lynch, Doudrop, and Nikki A.S.H, the new determine a new challenger to Bianca Belair’s Raw Women’s Championship.

However, early in the programme, that match was abruptly switched to a singles contest between Becky Lynch and Asuka to determine the #1 contender.

Why did they walk out? A lengthy Twitter thread posted by an account followed by both Banks and Naomi (suggesting legitimate connections), shines some light on the reasons for their departure.

What have WWE said? In a rare moment, WWE did actually acknowledge the situation live on air, something they wouldn’t usually do, While no specifics were given, WWE commentator Corey Graves said shortly before the main event that Banks and Naomi “summarily and unprofessionally left the arena.”

What happened? Last night’s (16 May) WWE Raw began with several new fights being revealed to be taking place on the show, including a six-pack challenge to decide the #1 challenger for the Raw Women’s Championship in the main event slot.