Sasha Banks At AEW Dynamite on January 11? We now know Saraya is scheduled to compete against Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter in a tag team bout. Prior to the battle, though, Saraya is looking for a companion.
On January 4th, it is also expected that Mercedes Varnado, the former Sasha Banks, will join NJPW as a free agent.
As a result, admirers began to link the two right away and speculate that Mercedes might be Saraya’s partner. Saraya responded to the rumors in a recent interview with Forbes.
I feel like anytime there’s a mystery, everyone always goes straight for Mercedes (Sasha Banks). They’re like—straight away—it’s her! There’s plenty of women out there, I’m not going to say yes or no to anybody, but there’s a lot of exciting prospects for a potential tag partner. I’ve always said that I would want to work with Sasha again in any capacity, because she’s a pro. In the wrestling side of things, she’s such a fantastic athlete, you can’t deny her talent. She’s fantastic,
– Saraya via Forbes
Sasha Banks In AEW – Saraya Speaks
Fightful also reported a few weeks back that WrestleCade had tried to book her, but they were told that the former Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion was not taking wrestling bookings until after January 1. With this NJPW news, it seems that wrestling fans will get to see more of Banks, meaning the rumors that she may land in AEW are growing.
There are multiple angles that The Legit Boss can be a part of she is to debut with AEW. One is for her to debut as the wrestler Bow Wow brings in to face the undefeated TBS Champion Jade Cargill, while the other involves Banks being revealed as Saraya’s mystery partner as they battle Jamie Hayter and Dr. Britt Baker, DMD on January 11 in Los Angeles.
Fightful also reported that AEW talent was apparently excited about working with Sasha Banks, as she could serve as another “anchor” for the women’s division and help boost viewership. She could have several dream matches as well, which would only serve to help the company in the long run.
Regareding her WWE future, Dave Meltzer had reported a few months back that talks between the two parties stalled because they could not agree on monetary terms.