As previously noted, Sasha Banks (Mercedes Varnado) will be in attendance for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 and there is speculation about Sasha possibly being Saraya’s mystery partner on the January 11th 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite in Los Angeles.
In an interview with The UK Metro, Saraya commented on Sasha leaving WWE…
“I love the fact that she took her career into her own hands, and she knows her worth and she knows she wants to be treated a certain way, and she deserves to be treated that way because she’s done a lot for the wrestling business. She’s one of the girls that puts butts in seats, and you want to see wrestle and you wanna see main event. She deserves all those things.”
“Wherever she ends up, I’m gonna be happy for her, and anyone that gets her is gonna be very, very lucky. I just selfishly hope that I get to wrestle her one day. I don’t know if she’d want to because she’d probably be scared to wrestle me again. [laughs]”
All Elite Wrestling star Saraya has heaped praise on Sasha Banks for ‘knowing her worth’ by leaving WWE earlier this year. The 30-year-old star, best known to WWE fans as Paige before her exit over the summer and subsequent in-ring return for rivals AEW, has some kind words for the Legit Boss amid reports she is set to make her New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) debut at Wrestle Kingdom on Wednesday (January 4).