Details of the Sasha Banks deal with New Japan Pro-Wrestling have been revealed, including plans for her to work with Stardom.
In the current Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer states that:
“The deal is with New Japan but would include one date for Stardom.
“That would be for a show that is expected in April, but the company had planned for the biggest show in its history, which will tentatively be announced on 12/29 at the Stardom Sumo Hall show.
“This was the show we had talked about previously, believed to be at a venue near Tokyo.”
The logic of bringing Banks into the NJPW was outlined by Meltzer, who explained:
“They are hoping that her crossover appeal to WWE fans and Star Wars fans can help them with one major show with the idea of that show to build the perception to the public of the company.
“Their belief is that with 5.6 million Instagram followers and 2.4 million Twitter followers, far more than any of their talent, that she has gigantic mainstream appeal.”
Sasha Banks appeared as Koska Reeves in two episodes of The Mandalorian under her real name Mercedes Varnado.
It had previously been reported that Banks had parted ways with WWE “months ago”.
Additionally, it had been reported that the NJPW deal had been “agreed upon as far back as the last week of November.”
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