• Another WWE Star Is In Japan Along With Sasha Banks Ahead Of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17
Former WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks has officially become a Free Agent.
She is rumored to appear at the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 pay-per-view on January 4th 2023.
WWE couldn’t reach a deal with Sasha because she was asking for a lot of money.
With NJPW, she’s on a per-appearance deal. According to the Wrestling Observer, she is now the highest paid wrestler in the company, making more than what Chris Jericho made during his time in New Japan Pro Wrestling in the last few years.
During an interview with Yahoo Japan, Bushiroad (NJPW’s parent company) CEO Takaaki Kidani was asked if Sasha will appear at Wrestle Kingdom.
Below is what Kidani said:
“There is a possibility that she will come to the (Tokyo) Dome.”
Sasha posted the following quote on Twitter:
“DON’T BE AFRAID TO START OVER AGAIN. REMEMBER THAT THIS TIME, YOU’RE NOT STARTING FROM SCRATCH, YOU’RE STARTING FROM EXPERIENCE.”
She also wrote:
“When you take a risk doing what you love, that’s exciting.”
According to PWInsider, Sasha’s WWE tag team partner Naomi (who also walked out of WWE along with Sasha) is also in Japan right now:
“New Japan sources would not confirm they are bringing Naomi in and intimated she was coming of her own accord, so it may be that she is simply traveling to Japan to join Sasha at the event to support her and won’t even be seen publicly.”
New Video: Naomi’s Big Buns Jiggle:
• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (January 2, 1988) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode from the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Bunkhouse Stampede 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
MICHAEL HAYES & JIMMY GARVIN vs. BRADLEY/MARTIN
LEX LUGER vs. KEITH STEINBORN
DICK MURDOCH vs. JASON WALKER
EDDIE GILBERT vs. STEVE ATKINSON
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS vs. JACKSON/STARR
LARRY ZBYSZKO vs. LEE PEEK
NIKITA KOLOFF vs. THE MENACE
ARN ANDERSON vs. RON GARVIN
ROAD WARRIORS & DUSTY RHODES vs. IVAN KOLOFF, WARLORD, BARBARIAN