WWE tag team champions Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of last night's Raw main event, claiming they "aren't respected enough".
The duo had been set to take part in a match involving Becky Lynch, Asuka, Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. in Norfolk, Virginia.
Naomi had been scheduled to win, and face Bianca Belair for the Raw women's championship at Hell in a Cell.
But she and Banks were unhappy with the event, refusing to take part.
A WWE statement explained: "When Sasha Banks and Naomi arrived at the arena this afternoon, they were informed of their participation in the main event of tonight's Monday Night Raw.
"During the broadcast, they walked into WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis office with their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk and
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"They claimed they weren't respected enough as tag team champions.
"And even though they had eight hours to rehearse and construct their match, they claimed they were uncomfortable in the ring with two of their opponents even though they'd had matches with those individuals in the past with no consequence.
"Monday Night Raw is a scripted live TV show, whose characters are expected to perform the requirements of their contract.
"We regret we were unable to deliver, as advertised, tonight's main event."
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Banks and Naomi received support on social media, with one user writing: "@VinceMcMahon have been disrespecting Sasha Banks & Naomi long time ago.
"I'm proud of Sasha & Naomi for standing up, walking away and knowing their worth. #WWERaw"
Another wrote: "Unionize WWE!!! Power to the fighters!"
But others expressed frustration at the situation.
One commented: "This is the second time Sasha banks walked out of the WWE no surprise."
A second added: "Unprofessional from 2 of my favorite wrestlers, as an inspiration and role model for fans and young people all you’re telling them is it’s ok to walk out of work and betray your peers/coworkers because something doesn’t go your way"
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