Naomi and Sasha Banks created a firestorm of controversy and discussion after they walked out on WWE Monday Night Raw this week. There have been reports that some, including her former tag team partner, Cameron, believe that Naomi was manipulated into joining Sasha in the protest. That narrative is now being questioned by some.

Cameron said that Naomi would not have walked out on her own. She strongly implied that Sasha Banks’ influence played a role. Ringside News exclusively reported that many within WWE believe that Naomi was manipulated by Sasha Banks into walking out.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer pointed out that Naomi is a grown adult. People close to the situation have told Dave that they think Naomi made her own choice. Many don’t think the situation made any sense at all.

“There’s certainly people who are trying to claim that Naomi was manipulated and other people have told me that’s really not fair to say because Naomi’s a person… She made the choice herself and everything like that.

But, you know, it’s like, being in a pay-per-view and challenging for the singles championship, even though they’re going to lose, I mean you’re losing to Ronda Rousey and Bianca Belair. It’s not like being buried, you know what I mean? It’s not like they were out there, and it was a bad business thing.”

There still has not been any word from Sasha Banks or Naomi on the matter. Thus far, there have been several perspectives. Much of it is speculation, and the truth will probably lie somewhere in between.

It was also reported that Naomi’s WWE contract is set to expire soon. That angle throws a whole new wrench into the works. There are still a lot of details missing from this story, so fans will have to keep an eye on the headlines to see what surfaces next.

What do you think of this story? Let us know in the comments!

Transcription by Ringside News

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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