Sasha Banks will be back on USA Network later in 2022, but it’s not on a WWE show even though there is a tie-in to the company since Nikki Bella is the host.
After departing WWE in May 2022 due to dissatisfaction with the creative direction, Sasha Banks has kept her distance from the wrestling business. While there have been rumors that Banks and her tag team partner Naomi may return to WWE this year or perhaps next year, nothing has been confirmed.
While Banks has changed her social media names to her real name Mercedes Kaestner Varnado, some fans thought that meant that she would not return to WWE any time soon. However, WWE also referenced Banks recently at the Extreme Rules Premium Live Event, which could mean she is in the company’s good graces.
Banks will make her television return on the new USA Network celebrity game show “Barmageddon” which premieres Monday, December 5th at 11 p.m. ET/PT. That means it comes on right after WWE Monday Night Raw and it’s hosted by Nikki Bella. When Banks is on the show, she’ll be against Nikki’s sister Brie Bella. Here’s more info from USA’s website:
Buddies Blake Shelton and Carson Daly star in and executive produce the exciting celebrity game show you never knew you needed, while WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella brings the heat as host. The superstar trio goes all in on a good time, as they head to Nashville and invite the audience into Blake’s bar, Ole Red, for a front row seat as their celebrity friends compete in over-the-top bar games.
Here’s some more info on what the game entails:
In each episode, two celebrities play a unique set of five games in the bar to win a much-needed prize for a viral Internet sensation each has chosen to support. Plucked from obscurity following their epic misadventures on the Internet, these now-infamous stars find themselves at Ole Red hoping to be redeemed. The competition heats up when the losing rival of each round has a chance to even the score by spinning the Wheel of Redemption, a risky move with hilarious consequences. Ultimately, the winning team takes home a prize while the losing celebrity must accept the shame of defeat. But this is “Barmageddon” — even if they do not win, at least they had fun trying.
Celebrity guests competing against each other are:
- Gwen Stefani vs. Sheryl Crow
- Elle King vs. Chris Young
- Clint Boyer vs. Jimmie Johnson
- Sasha Banks vs. Brie Bella
- Jay Pharoah vs. Martin Kove
- Trace Adkins vs. Coach Mike Vrabel
- Blake Shelton vs. Kane Brown
- Lil Rel Howery vs. Malin Akerman
It’s certainly possible that The Bella Twins could appear on Raw before Barmageddon to promote the new show since it is debuting after Raw on Mondays.