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Sasha Banks Is Now The Highest Paid Wrestler In NJPW, Getting Paid More Than Chris Jericho

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• Sasha Banks Is Now The Highest Paid Wrestler In NJPW, Getting Paid More Than Chris Jericho

As we have reported before, former WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is scheduled to appear at the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 pay-per-view on January 4th 2023.

Fightful Select reported today 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 and 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.

Here’s what the Wrestling Observer reported about it:

“Chris Jericho made $100,000 a show when he was working for New Japan, and, man, $100,000 a show, she’s gonna have to… with Chris Jericho he was actually underpaid because of how much revenue he drove between New Japan World and ticket sales at the different shows and things like that. But I don’t see her driving that revenue, but I guess we’ll find out.

The Tokyo Dome may be one thing, but for other shows, and a lot of them in the United States, I don’t see where she’s gonna drive $100,000 of extra revenue.

On a per-appearance basis, obviously tons more than she would have made in WWE, but in total, they’re not gonna book her on enough shows to where she would make in the long run what she would make in WWE. It’s only a few shows, she has plenty of time to do other projects, perhaps work for AEW.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (December 15, 1996) – WCW Worldwide

On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1996’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

High Voltage vs. Renegade & Joe Gomez

Hugh Morris vs. Leroy Howard

Starrcade 1996 promo

Madusa vs. Kaoru (WCW Women’s Title Tournament)

Chris Jericho vs. Jimmy Graffiti

Starrcade 1996 promo

Eddie Guerrero vs. The Punisher

Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Big Bubba Rogers

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