Sasha Banks, now known as Mercedes Varnado, doesn’t want to enter the ring just yet. While she isn’t accepting any bookings or offers to get booked right now, the pro-wrestling phenom has big plans for 2023.

Fightful’s Sean Ross reported behind his paywall that Banks is in crazy high demand, and several promotions want to book her. Even since her C2E2 appearance was announced, two promotions, in particular, want to book her. However, her asking price is on par with the true titans of the pro-wrestling world.

Banks’ asking price was $30,000 for that particular booking. Apparently, the promoter had no problem paying that, saying it was “exactly as expected.” Banks’ demand comes from the fact that she decided the terms of her release from WWE.

We’re told that Varnado’s asking price was $30,000 based on the opportunity, which a promoter said was “exactly as expected,” elaborating that her demand should be high because she left on her own terms, hasn’t been a part of the convention scene, and has a fanbase willing to support her. It was mentioned that she’s one of the most “just off TV” talent they’ve been quoted a price for and it was comparable to Sting. The only talent they told us were more expensive were Ric Flair, Goldberg, Shawn Michaels, and Hulk Hogan. That same promoter said they were more than happy to book her at that rate, and they know they’d make their money back on it.


The former WWE superstar is also one of the most famous figures in the world. It turns out that her asking price is similar to that of Ric Flair, Goldberg, Shawn Michaels, and Hulk Hogan. According to the report, the promoter was fully willing to book her for the price, saying that due to her demand, they’ll make a pretty penny on their investment.

WWE hasn’t announced that Sasha Banks has left the company. However, all the signs point to release. More than that, another party said that they wouldn’t have approached her if the star was still working with WWE in some capacity.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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