Sasha Banks(now Mercedes Mone) had her fans wondering about her future in pro wrestling. She finally gave the answer when she made her shocking debut at Wrestle Kingdom 17. She made her debut as ‘The CEO’ Mercedes Mone. She immediately went after KAIRI and made it clear she is coming for the IWGP Women’s Championship. Mercedes Mone looked ready for action, and fans simply couldn’t get enough of her.
Sasha Banks was seemingly rejected
Wade Keller recently talked about Banks saying:
“I know it’s not popular with people who really like her, but I’m just reporting what I’m told- I’m not saying she’s at the CM Punk level of unpopular with fellow wrestlers and management (in WWE) but she has her critics, and the details I’ve been given indicate that she’s earned it. And if Tony Khan did his due diligence and had to deal with her in negotiations, if it got that far, I mean, I’m not surprised. I’m just not.
And I know…people who are fans of her want her to be in AEW and show up Vince McMahon but….you’re getting a lot. There’s a lot that comes along with negotiating and working with her and some of the people whose opinions I respect the most who I talk to from WWE are not sad she’s gone and that she should be brought back. They don’t buy the spin that this was “standing up for their rights” against misogynistic sexism…..and there’s women in the company who tell me this, by the way.
But I know people who really like her don’t like hearing that. And again, I’m neutral on that- I don’t care either way, I just want to convey what I hear and what I think is fair and trusted commentary on her, and so I’m not shocked that Tony Khan didn’t bend over backward to make sure that happened (appear on Dynamite) and I’m not surprised Paul Levesque didn’t either.”