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He would know. There are a lot of wrestlers in the professional wrestling industry, but one of the most important parts of the industry is the first word: professional. These wrestlers are out there competing for money and the more successful they have been in their careers, the more money they are going to make. Now one wrestler is setting the record straight, or at least straighter, on some of his pay issues.

Sasha Banks is currently set to debut with New Japan Pro Wrestling at the January 4 Wrestle Kingdom 17 event. A report earlier this week said that she would be making $100,000 per appearance, which was said to be more than Chris Jericho made for his appearances with the company. Jericho has since responded to the rumor, saying that he never had a flat appearance deal and was paid according to the event. In addition, Jericho said that he made more per event than he made for “MOST of my Wrestlemania matches”. Jericho wrestled six matches with New Japan from 2018-2020.

For the record, the money I reportedly made during my run with @njpw1972 from 2018-2020 online currently is completely wrong. I never had a flat per appearance deal, I was paid according to the event. And I made more per event than I did for MOST of my Wrestlemania matches.

— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 16, 2022

Jericho was a force in New Japan. Check out what he did during his most recent run with the company:

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Opinion: Jericho would know what he made in New Japan as well as anyone else so it makes sense for him to want to correct something like this. He was an absolute draw for the promotion and it makes sense that they would pay him as the top star that he was. On the other hand, Banks could very well be a major star for New Japan as well and her getting paid so well is no surprise.

What do you think of Jericho’s statements? How will Banks do in New Japan? Let us know in the comments below.

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