• Sasha Banks Appearing At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 Basically Confirmed By Top Official
Former WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is rumored to appear at the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 pay-per-view on January 4th 2023.
Fightful Select reported that Sasha’s exit from WWE was negotiated months ago. January 1st 2023 is when she’ll become a Free Agent. They also reported that her NJPW deal is a ‘go’.
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 tweeted the following a few days back:
“One of my biggest dreams came true today 😭🤯”
WATCH: Sasha Banks’ Major Wardrobe Malfunction:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 31, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘Royal Rumble 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Ultimate Warrior vs. Lee Peak
Ted DiBiase vs. Jerry Monti
Rick Martel vs. Alan Martin
Ronnie Garvin vs. Jim Gorman
Bad News Brown vs. Mike Howe
Rowdy Roddy Piper Interview
Bushwhackers vs. Pablo Crenshaw & Alan Reynolds