January 28, 2023
WWE

Sasha Banks could be receiving a huge paycheck for appearance at Wrestle Kingdom 17

Sasha Banks is set make a appearance at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17, which created a lot of speculation about Sasha Banks contract status with WWE, both parties are yet to give any updates.

Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio talked about the possible amount Sasha could be making with her Wrestle Kingdom 17 appearance.

“Voices of Wrestling said that it was a per-appearance deal at the highest price that Bushiroad has ever paid anyone, and they said it was more than Chris Jericho. Which to me sounds… I don’t know.

Chris Jericho made $100,000 a shot when he was working for New Japan, and, man, $100,000 a shot, she’s gonna have to … with Chris Jericho he was actually underpaid because of how much revenue he drove between New Japan World and ticket sales at the different shows and things like that. But I don’t see her driving that revenue, but I guess we’ll find out.

The Tokyo Dome may be one thing, but for other shows, and a lot of them in the United States, I don’t see where she’s gonna drive $100,000 of extra revenue.

On a per-appearance basis, obviously tons more than she would have made in WWE, but in total, they’re not gonna book her on enough shows to where she would make in the long run what she would make in WWE. It’s only a few shows, she has plenty of time to do other projects, perhaps work for AEW.”(H/T: RingSideNews)

Dave Meltzer last week on Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Sasha is done with WWE, Meltzer noted that WWE and Sasha Banks are far apart in terms of money. Meltzer did not rule out the possibilities of WWE signing Sasha Banks.

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