Sasha Banks makes her NJPW debut at the biggest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom 17.
In May 2022, Sasha Banks and Naomi were suspended indefinitely from WWE, and since then, we have not seen them on the company’s programming again. In the specific case of Banks, it was reported that she managed to leave WWE after terminating her contract. At the end of November, after several conversations, he reached an agreement with Bushiroad (parent company of NJPW and STARDOM). He was expected to be at Wrestle Kingdom 17 today, and it has been.
KAIRI successfully defended the IWGP Women’s Championship against Tam Nakano during the event. After the match, Sasha Banks made her debut under the ring name Mercedes Mone, entered the ring, shook hands with the champion, but ultimately attacked her and challenged KAIRI to a match for the IWGP Women’s Championship at NJPW Battle in the Valley on February 18.
Sasha Banks could officially appear or sign with any company on January 1, 2023. Now that she is free to go wherever she wants, we may see her at All Elite Wrestling at some point or in other countries worldwide. During her stay in Japan, she has always been accompanied by one of her closest friends in real life and previously mentioned, Naomi, whose situation in the world of wrestling is very uncertain.