AEW’s Paul Wight has commented on the Sasha Banks and Naomi WWE drama, discussing speculation that the duo had problems with creative plans.
Banks and Naomi are currently suspended, after walking out on the May 16 WWE Raw taping. Reports have indicated that the stars took issue with the treatment of the Women’s Tag Team Championship, which has since been vacated.
Speaking on Submission Radio, Wight, fka WWE’s Big Show, noted that he never personally felt he had to take a stand over booking, because WWE signed his paychecks, and he was making memories for fans.
Explaining that individuals view the business differently, Wight said:
“For me to speculate on all of that would just be absurd, because I don’t know. I haven’t talked to Naomi, I haven’t talked to Mercedes either. I think every talent…fans forget, there are keywords used every time, there’s opportunity and all these different things, but this is still a business.
“As much as we love and everyone has a passion for this business, it comes down to a lot of times making business decisions. Sometimes a talent believes strongly in something they have to take that stand. I’ve never been put in a position where I felt like I had to make that choice.
“My attitude was always very different in wrestling. I signed a contract, they pay me to do this. Whatever they want me to do. Whether it’s getting knocked out by a mechanical bull, wear a mawashi, and have my ass hang out at WrestleMania and have a sumo match.
“That was never a thing for me where I was so worried about my character. I’ve caught grief for that over the years too. I’ve sold too much for these people, I’ve done too much for other people. Everybody’s got an opinion. I always approached this business and never forgot the golden rule, that it’s entertainment, it’s not real, it doesn’t matter.
“Whatever you do last week, most people won’t remember in three or four weeks. If they do remember it, then that’s a good thing, because you’ve made an impact on a fan. Everyone looks at this business differently. They all have their own business choices and opinions.
“I just hope obviously that Sasha and Naomi find a way to work things out because they’re two incredible talents that fans really enjoy seeing. The only sad thing out of the whole scenario would be them not being able to entertain the fans that I know that they both are very passionate about and love doing. Again, all you can do is sit back and wait and see what happens.”
AEW star Ruby Soho recently commented on the situation, showing support for the WWE stars.
The next set of Women’s Tag Team Champions will be decided in a tournament. an update has possibly revealed the teams planned for the upcoming tournament, which you can read more about right here.
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