The IIconics shock win in WrestleMania 35’s Women’s Tag Team Championship Fatal Four Way wasn’t just shocking to fans. According to sources talking with The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), Sasha Banks was “blindsided” by the news that the Boss and Hug Connection would be dropping the titles to the Australian duo.
She found out the planned result at the last minute and had previously thought that she and Bayley would get a lengthy title reign to establish the new belts. Considering the team’s promise to defend the titles on all three WWE brands, there were some plans in place for this to be the case. However, those plans shifted to making The IIconics champions.
After losing the match, Sasha reportedly attempted to quit WWE and was instead given a few weeks to “think things out” before finalizing her decision. Some in the company see the decision to quit as “rash” and want to make sure she considers all her options. All three sources speaking to the newsletter confirm that Sasha was very unhappy with the title change.