• Sasha Banks Thanked WWE, Vince McMahon & Triple H Before Today’s NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17
Former WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks (Mercedes Varnado) officially became a Free Agent on January 1st 2023.
Earlier today, she made her NJPW debut at the Wrestle Kingdom 17 pay-per-view. You can watch it below:
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) January 4, 2023
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.
Her former tag team partners Naomi and Bayley traveled to Japan to show support.
Before today’s return, Sasha made the following tweets:
“Thank you WWE
Thank you William Regal
Thank you Triple H
Thank you WWE Universe
Thank you #Krew I love you so much
Thank you Vince McMahon
Thank you #SashaBanks 💙”
WATCH: Fan Tries To Touch Sasha Banks’ Buns:
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 3, 1998) – WCW Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Souled Out 1998’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Meng vs. Bobby Eaton
Chris Jericho vs. Evan Courageous
Konnan vs. Norman Smiley
INTERVIEW – Steve McMichael
Mortis vs. Juventud Guerrera
Steve McMichael vs. Louie Spicolli
Fit Finlay vs. Bobby Walker
Hugh Morrus vs. Frankie Lancaster
Disco Inferno vs. Brad Armstrong
INTERVIEW – DDP
John Nord/Barry Darsow vs. Disorderly Conduct
Diamond Dallas Page vs. Curt Hennig