— Sasha Banks and Naomi both walked out of WWE back soon after WrestleMania following a dispute over creative and the direction of their characters. Banks has returned to the wrestling scene as Mercedes Mone while working in Japan but not much has been heard of from her former tag team partner, Naomi.
— Fightfulselect.com reports that at the time that Naomi walked out of WWE, her contract with the company was close to expiring and that both sides were “excited” to extend the deal to continue working together. Naomi was believed to be headed for the biggest money contract of her career before deciding to leave so she missed out on that payday. During her absence from WWE, sources have noted that Naomi has maintained some contact with company officials and the belief internally is that they are “confident” that she will be back soon. While no timetable was provided, the Royal Rumble women’s match is an obvious possibility considering WWE is often struggling to fill the match with noteworthy names.