The Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently reported that Sasha Banks attempted to quit WWE before WrestleMania 35, once she found out that her and Bayley would lose the Women's Tag Team Championships to The IIconics.
But according to a report Fightful.com, sources in WWE aren't expecting Banks to get released from her contract -- that such a move would be a surprise. Fightful.com also added that Bayley is "frustrated" about "the entire situation."
Banks posted some cryptic tweets on social media and canceled her appearance on the Wendy Williams Show. She later got into a Twitter battle with Alexa Bliss, which resulted in the latter blocking Banks.
It was also mentioned by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via Fightful.com) that Banks and Bayley believed they would "have a strong run," with the Tag Team title belts - but they only held the championships for 49 days.
Slice Wrestling was first to report that Banks was involved in a backstage incident at WrestleMania 35. According to the Observer, Banks found out on short notice that her and Bayley would drop the championships. It got to the point where she wanted to leave the company, but as of now, it doesn't seem like WWE is willing to grant Banks' the release she reportedly wants.
Banks isn't the only superstar that seems to be unhappy with her place in WWE. Don't forget that The Revival and Mike and Maria Kanellis reportedly requested to be released earlier this year. WWE, of course, wouldn't grant either of them their releases. The Revival would win the Raw Tag Team Championships shortly after. This was seemingly a move WWE felt forced to make in order to keep them happy. We'll see if they do something similar with Banks, in order to make one of their top superstars satisfied.
What This Means
Banks is one of the most beloved superstars in WWE right now, so it's obviously a sigh of relief for fans in knowing that the company won't cut ties with her anytime soon. But WWE now has to find a way to make both Banks happy, in order to ensure that she wants to stay on board long-term. Otherwise, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Banks try to leave for another rival company like AEW down the road.