WWE’s Sasha Banks (real name Mercedes Varnado) will be in Japan next month.
Pwinsider.com reports that the former WWE Women’s Champion is expected to be at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17. As of this writing, it’s unclear whether she will be appearing before the live crowd or just in attendance, but she is being brought in for the event.
Banks previously teased in October the idea of wrestling former WWE star KAIRI in STARDOM, a sister company to NJPW that recently did a crossover event with the promotion.
In recent months, Banks has shown photos and videos of her training at various places. Earlier this week, Banks locked down the trademark rights to her real name.
Banks and Naomi haven’t been seen on WWE television since May. As previously reported, the talks between Banks and WWE to see her make a return has slowed down due to money, and there is no guarantee that she will be back.