Sasha Banks’ Wrestling Return Timeline Revealed

Published 01/29/2024, 1:34 PM EST

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Sasha Banks walked out of WWE in 2022 after a decade-long run and hasn’t turned back on her decision since. The wrestling talent traveled overseas to continue her career in Japan. But for many months now, fans haven’t seen her wrestling anywhere. Fans were expecting her to show up at the Royal Rumble PLE but she stayed away and now new reports suggest that she will be back in the ring but it won’t be in WWE.

There have been many speculations about how Banks will soon be seen in an event by the Stamford-based company. But having dampened expectations by not appearing at WWE’s first PLE of the year, where does the future like for Banks?

Reports debunk Sasha Banks’ WWE return


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Time and again, fans have decoded online hints pointing toward Mercedes Mone’s potential return to WWE. However, the anticipated return may not be taking place after all. The chances are that ‘The Boss’ has found a different promotion to portray her talent. New reports from PW Insider shine a light on Banks’ inclination to return to the wrestling business. The industry insider has reported that Banks is set to make a comeback in the wrestling industry by March 2024.

Neither a particular date nor the promotion for her return has been confirmed as yet. But one thing that the reports claim to confirm is that Mercedes Vernado will not show up in WWE.


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Apart from the Stamford-based company, there are only a few roads that one can predict Banks to walk on. One of them is AEW. Some hints, along with Banks’ appearance at AEW All In 2023, point toward a possibility of her signing with Tony Khan‘s promotion.

However, a former WWE employee has already given his verdict on why Mercedes Mone should avoid signing with Tony Khan’s promotion in the first place. What could be the reason?

Eric Bischoff thinks Sasha Banks shouldn’t accept an offer from AEW!

Considering her stature in the wrestling circle, Sasha Banks’ return ought to be massive. But Eric Bischoff believes that if the former NXT Women’s Champion joins AEW, her career will be done.

Could she make more money with Tony? Yes. But her career as a star is effectively over at that point... And if you don’t agree, not you, but if one doesn’t agree with that statement, look at any other former ‘WWE Star’ that is better off today than they were at the peak of their careers in WWE,” he stated.


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Part of the reason for Bischoff’s comment could be that he has a long-running beef with AEW’s CEO. Both engaged in a long social media feud and Bischoff, the former WCW President, loved every bit of it. When Bischoff initially shared things he disliked about Khan and AEW, hostility started growing. Clearly, the 68-year-old has reasons behind his advice for Sasha Banks.

Regardless, AEW seems to be the frontrunner to land the wrestler under the ‘Mone’ moniker. Her arrival will surely bolster the promotion’s women’s division. However, fans will have to wait for Banks to make an announcement officially.


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Do you think Sasha Banks will be making the right move by not joining WWE? Where do you think she’ll eventually end up?

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Written by:

Kaif Ali


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Kaif Ali is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports and is a massive WWE enthusiast and he won?t have it any other way. Confused about the third person narrative? Well, what can you expect from someone who grew as a fan of Dwayne ?The Rock? Johnson. I am also a John Cena fan and follow his ?Never Give Up? mantra when it comes to my daily work life.
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Donna Eva