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Sasha Banks, Naomi are coming back
The day of WWE’s prodigal son is getting closer .
While it has long been thought that Sasha Banks and Naomi agreed to a new deal after Vince McMahon left WWE WWE trade, but the two still haven’t appeared on TV.
That’s about to change, reports Wrestling Watch Radio’s Brian Alvarez.
“Naomi and Sasha Banks should be back any week now. They’re back on the roster so should be back anytime,” Alvarez Say.
Returns may come as soon as Monday’s Raw episode. IYO SKY and Dakota Kai will take on Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah in the Women’s Tag Team Championship final, providing a natural opportunity for Banks and Naomi to get involved.
SKY, Kai and Bayley already had a feud with Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka ahead of Saturday’s castle battle, so Triple It is possible for H to continue his patient return.
That said, there may be something special about the arrival of the former champion at the moment the new champion is crowned.
WWE morale high during McMahon departure
Despite his efforts, for most of the past decade In time (if not longer), Vince McMahon was clearly the responsibility of WWE.
His little ailment dominated the product, eliminating words like “hospital” and “wrestler”, forcing his WWE Superstars™ use of completely unrelated words, competent corporate speeches and his whims lead to massive last-minute script changes – usually on the day of the show.
A chaotic work environment where creativity is stifled, and that’s not even mentioning the almost constant layoffs over the past few years.
Suffice it to say, the last month without McMahon was a much-needed reprieve.
Wrestling Watch Radio’s Dave Meltzer called McMahon a “blocker” and noted that since Morale in the WWE locker room has improved since Triple H took over.
“People are kind of guessing, except when you see the mood is different over there, I think it’s a Better product. … A lot of the weird Vinceism is gone and doesn’t need to be there. A lot of the weird stupidity is gone,” Meltzer said.
The product itself has also improved a lot, and WWE can say that for the first time since its launch in 2019, AEW has more than AEW’s momentum. With both companies gearing up for the weekend’s pay-per-view event, it will be interesting to see which one wins in the eyes of Wrestling Twitter.
Kurt Angle does not rule out the last game
If Conrad Thompson wants to turn the concept of wrestlers having a “last match” into a long-term business model, he might have his next host of a podcast on Thompson’s ad-free programming network Kurt Angle said he doesn’t rule out having his own finals back in the ring.
“I haven’t had my knee replaced in two and a half months. Both at the same time. It’s a bit rough to do both at the same time But you know what: I don’t count anything,” Angel said on the latest episode of his podcast.
“I’ve told a lot of reporters and people in the press that I’m done, but there’s a chance I’ll be back eventually. I don’t Know when, but it’s probably going to be the last game. …I don’t want to do it until my knee gets better, but I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve been thinking. I might [return]. .. yes.”
Thompson stands to promote Rick Friar during Summer Slam weekend at last A game at the forefront of Nashville, Tennessee. The podcast host has since teased future iterations of the event. The Diamond Dallas Page recently said he was approached by Thompson to play in a final, though the former WCW star turned down the offer.
Angle wrestles Baron Corbin for the last time at WrestleMania 35. The matchup and the game itself were seen as a bland send-off for one of the all-time greats, with Corbin just over six minutes of action.
If his body can hold up, on his own terms, a potential “last game” Might be far better to see the 53-year-old off.
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