— Mercedes Varnado (aka Sasha Banks) makes her first public wrestling appearance tomorrow at the 1/4 Wrestle Kingdom 17 event for New Japan Pro Wrestling. It is expected that she will appear on camera at the very least with at least one more appearance or possibly even a match for sister promotion Stardom later this year. It was reported yesterday that Banks’ most recent tag team partner Trinity Fatu (Naomi) would be flying over to accompany Banks, though it wasn’t clear if she would also be appearing on camera.
— PWInsider.com is now reporting that current WWE superstar Bayley will also be making her way over to Japan to support Banks as the two have a long standing relationship on camera as both partners and opponents, but also a strong friendship off screen. Bayley is of course still under WWE contract and is likely headed to Japan on her own and thus, probably won’t be shown on camera but the possibility still exists (albeit a small chance) that WWE is sending her over in some sort of agreement.