Over the past week, reports have suggested that top WWE star Sasha Banks is on her way out of the company. She is rumored to be appearing in New Japan Pro-Wrestling for a major event which led to Jay White discussing her potential future with the Japanese promotion.
Last week, The Boss was reported to be appearing at NJPW’s biggest show of the year, Wrestle Kingdom 17. The event’s first night is set to take place on January 4, 2023, at the iconic Tokyo Dome.
Amidst widespread speculation, IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White shared his thoughts on Banks’ possible arrival in NJPW. Speaking to Fightful, White said:
“She’s great. Big star. That would be another big thing that happened then, I guess. Everyone is wanting to come over and return to Wrestle Kingdom led by the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, huh? You got Kenny [Omega] finally returning, maybe Sasha Banks, KAIRI coming back as well. I guess that would be cool. I haven’t met the woman myself, but if I do, I’ll say hello.”
White then said that Banks would be more than welcome to join his iconic NJPW group, Bullet Club.
“I think she would make a great Bullet Club member”
Sasha Banks done with WWE
PWInsider reported a few days back that Sasha is going to (NJPW) New Japan Pro Wrestling. She is expected to appear at next month’s NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 pay-per-view.
While nothing is known as of this writing about what Sasha is going to do in Japan, she teased the idea of wrestling former WWE star Kairi Sane in STARDOM, which is also operated by NJPW owners.
In an update, the Wrestling Observer is reporting that Sasha is done with WWE for now:
“She’s not going back to WWE. Maybe they’ll just say ‘She’s more trouble than she’s worth. She’s asking for so much money.’ Which is, of course, the attitude a month ago of ‘Oh my god, how can she ask for so money”
January 4th Tokyo Dome and other dates, and Mercedes Vernado or whatever name she will go with, but as of right now – she’s done with WWE. It can change at any moment, but that’s the situation right now.”