Former WWE Superstar Sasha Banks delivered a host of thank you notes on Twitter Tuesday amid news that she is now a free agent after her contract with WWE expired.
Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp tweeted on Sunday that Banks was "free to take wrestling bookings" after the calendar flipped from 2022 to 2023.
Banks had been with WWE from 2012-22. She is a five-time Raw Women's champion, a one-time SmackDown women's champion and a three-time Women's Tag Team champion, among other accolades.
Banks had been off air since May, when she and tag team partner Naomi walked out during a taping of Raw in Norfolk, Virginia.
Mike Johnson of PW Insider provided the reported details.
"The word making the rounds backstage at the taping is that Sasha Banks took issue with some of the planned creative for the original main event, a Raw Six Pack Challenge to determine Bianca Belair's next challenger at Hell in A Cell. Banks had a meeting with Vince McMahon and the belief among those we've heard from is that when McMahon didn't choose to change direction on the plans, Banks wouldn't back down on her issues and made the decision to leave the taping."
Naomi left with Banks. Four days later, Michael Cole announced on SmackDown that Banks and Naomi had been stripped of their tag team titles and suspended indefinitely.
The calendar has now turned to a new year, and Johnson reported that New Japan Pro Wrestling brought Banks to Tokyo for the Wrestle Kingdom 17 event at the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday. The event will feature Kairi defending the IWGP Women's Championship against Tam Nakano.
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