• Current RAW Star Is Also Going To Japan To Show Support For Sasha Banks At 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.”
It was reported yesterday that Sasha’s WWE tag team partner Naomi is in Japan to support Sasha. Naomi confirmed it on her Social Media as well.
Now, PWInsider is reporting that current RAW Superstar Bayley is also going to Japan to support Sasha:
“Bayley is under contract to WWE and likely shouldn’t be expected to be seen on camera, but we are told she will be there.
In asking around, we could not confirm that WWE sent Bayley to the show, but it’s entirely possible (and probably likely) she headed to Japan herself to be there for Sasha given their long standing friendship.”
WATCH: Bayley’s Big Butt During A Workout (Part 1):
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 3, 2002) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
The Dudley Boyz vs. Tazz & Spike Dudley
Jazz vs. Mighty Molly
The Undertaker vs. The Big Show
Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle vs. Edge & Rob Van Dam
Test vs. Tajiri
The Rock vs. Booker T