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Report: Sasha Banks & Naomi reach deal to return to WWE

Banks and Naomi have been gone since walking out of an episode of Raw this May.
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It appears that Sasha Banks and Naomi could soon be returning to WWE.

WrestlingNews.co reported on Monday that they've been told "an agreement has been reached for Sasha Banks and Naomi to return to [WWE]." The report stated that there "is a belief backstage that we may see them return on tonight's [Raw] or in the near future under Triple H's regime."

Banks and Naomi haven't appeared on WWE television since walking out of an episode of Raw this May. Banks and Naomi walked out after taking issue with their creative direction.

After Banks and Naomi walked out, WWE suspended both indefinitely and announced that the Women's Tag Team titles were now vacant. It was said that a tournament would be held to crown new champions, but that tournament hasn't taken place.

On Wrestling Observer Live this afternoon, Bryan Alvarez addressed WrestlingNews.co's report.

"I am not 100 percent confirming this, but since everybody is asking about it, I do have one source who is saying that, 'Yes, Sasha and Naomi have made a deal to return,'" Alvarez said. "So we'll know more I'm sure within two hours. But I'll just say I think it's true. I'm pretty sure. But I can't say 100 percent."

Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc reported in June that Banks had received her release from WWE. WWE hasn't confirmed that report or commented on it.

Dave Meltzer stated on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast last week that he'd heard WWE would be attempting to reconcile with Banks and Naomi.

Banks and Naomi are both set to appear at the C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) convention in Chicago this weekend.

With Paul "Triple H" Levesque now in charge of creative, the WWE women's division was also bolstered with Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Io Shirai (now going by the name IYO SKY) returning at SummerSlam.

WWE tweeted this afternoon: