— Mercedes Varnado, best known as Sasha Banks in WWE, is set to make her first appearance at a wrestling event since walking out of WWE several months ago. Citing multiple sources close to the situation, pwinsider.com is reporting that New Japan Pro Wrestling will be bringing in Banks for their upcoming Wrestle Kingdom 17 event next month on January 4. While she will be brought in, it is unknown whether that means Banks will be wrestling at the show, or even appearing before the live audience.
— A couple of months ago, Banks shared a graphic to her Instagram stories that seemed to tease a match against former WWE star and current Stardom performer, Kairi (Sane, Hojo) which Kairi took a screenshot of and tweeted. NJPW and Stardom are owned by the same parent company.
— Banks meanwhile has filed for multiple trademarks as of late, perhaps hinting at life after WWE, however, as far as the company goes, she remains listed as an active member of their roster.
— KAIRI /カイリ🏴☠️ (@KAIRI_official) October 16, 2022