That’s a lot. One of the most up and down stories of this year has been that of Sasha Banks. After walking out on WWE in May, Banks has still yet to return and as of last week, was reportedly “done” with the company. Instead she will be heading to New Japan Pro Wrestling beginning in January, and now we know some more interesting details about the entire situation.

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According to Voices Of Wrestling, Banks will be appearing for New Japan on a per appearance basis, “at the highest price” that the company has ever paid anyone. This includes even more than Chris Jericho, who according to Wrestling Observer Radio, was making $100,000 per appearance, starting in 2018. Banks is set for multiple dates with New Japan, but she will be able to work on other projects, including AEW if she likes. There is no word on Banks working in any American promotions at the moment.

New Japan is getting a major star. Check out some of her work in WWE:

Opinion: This is the kind of change that makes things a lot more interesting at Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4. I’m not sure what is next for Banks, but if the company is interested in starting up a women’s division, making a splash like this is a good way to go. Banks is a huge name and someone who can bring the kind of interest that you are not going to see from many others.

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