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Sasha Banks Is Reportedly Done With The WWE

One of pro wrestling and the WWE’s biggest star in Sasha Banks walked out of the company prior to the May 16 episode of WWE RAW due to frustration over creative, revealing that she and Naomi did not feel respected as a team and that they even felt unsafe working with specific WWE Superstars inside of the squared circle. Sasha Banks and Naomi were then stripped of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles and their profiles were even removed from the official WWE roster page and they were also removed from WWE’s TV intro videos. Banks and Naomi would even remove the WWE from their Instagram profiles and Naomi would also remove WWE from her Twitter bio.

Triple H took over the WWE’s creative several months back and since then a lot of significant changes have happened such as several former WWE Stars being brought back, but there were also rumblings of a potential return for Sasha Banks. Dave Meltzer mentioned on the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that the WWE was in contract talks with Sasha and last he heard there were some money issues, but that was a long time ago, so he is unsure where things currently stand. As previously reported, Sasha Banks is set to make an appearance at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 inside the Tokyo Dome.

During a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program, Dave Meltzer had a conversation with the WWE in regards to the situation with Sasha Banks, but they had absolutely nothing to say and that they were very far apart when it comes to money as Banks was asking for a very large number for a WWE women’s wrestler, though if you look at the amount of money the WWE takes in, Sasha Banks would still be underpaid.

Meltzer also noted that Sasha Banks will definitely appear at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17, but she will not be competing on the show and that she has dates booked with NJPW in 2023 which as far as they are concerned is a done deal. Meltzer then noted that Banks will not going back to the WWE, but you can’t rule that out as that is where things currently stand, though that could change at any given moment.

This is what Dave Meltzer said:

“Okay, there’s a lot to this one. I had talked with WWE about it and they basically had nothing to say as far as the situation. Obviously, we’d talked about this before. They [WWE] had been talking to both of them, but they had been talking to her [Banks] about a return and they were very far apart on money. That was the last that I had heard….What she was asking for was a very high number for a WWE woman wrestler, but if you look at the amount of money that WWE takes in, she would still be underpaid. Everyone from Roman Reigns to Brock Lesnar is underpaid…That was the last that I had heard. Now, her contract was set to expire at the end of the year. However, as we’ve seen with so many people, they could freeze the deal.”

“She is going to the show, she will be on the show, she will not be wrestling on the show. She has dates booked with NJPW. In her deal, which I believe is not signed, she could still sign with WWE and this could all fall apart, but she has pretty much agreed to their terms. As far as they’re [NJPW] concerned, they have a deal.”

“She is going to be making appearances for NJPW in 2023. Barring a last-minute change and her backing out on what she has agreed to, she’s not going back to WWE, but you cannot always rule that out.”

“That’s where it kind of all stands….but as of right now, she’s done with WWE. Like I said, it could change at any moment.”

H/T to for transcribing the quotes.

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