Sasha Banks is arguably one of the greatest women wrestler to step foot in the ring, she can proudly say that she has main evented at WrestleMania against Bianca Belair.
Sasha Banks is reportedly to make an appearance at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 next month, Sasha seems to be done with WWE. Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Sasha wanted a contract similar level to Becky Lynch and Charlotte, he also noted that internally Sasha was not considered as a wrestler who would be top for next five year.
“She and WWE did not reach terms for a new contract. WWE directly wouldn’t say anything about her but those in the company over recent months had said the sides were not close on money. She and WWE reached an agreement in the summer regarding her leaving and the agreement was they would release her to be a free agent rather than freeze her deal, but she couldn’t do anything with wrestling until the start of 2023.
In the fall, with the regime change, she was back in negotiations to return and it was considered that it was close to a done deal, aside from the money figure, and the two sides ended up being far apart.
Obviously New Japan couldn’t pay anywhere close to a WWE deal, as many of the women in the company earn in excess of $1 million per year and the biggest stars are well above that figure.
She was said to be seeking a number along the levels of Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair and those internally have said she wasn’t offered numbers close to that. They said that she’s not seen internally as somebody who would be on top for the next five years, but is seen as someone who could get a singles or tag team title run, but has peaked as a star aside from the reality that was acknowledged that if she would return, there would be a “honeymoon” period where people would go nuts for her.”