As previously noted, Sasha Banks’ WWE departure was confirmed to have been negotiated “months ago” and she is expected to appear for NJPW starting in January.
As of January 1st 2023, Sasha (real name Mercedes Varnado) is reportedly a free agent and can take wrestling bookings. On New Year’s morning, Sasha posted a cryptic tweet which read, “When you take a risk doing what you love, that’s exciting.” Sasha included a photo with the following quote…
“DON’T BE AFRAID TO START OVER AGAIN. REMEMBER THAT THIS TIME, YOU’RE NOT STARTING FROM SCRATCH, YOU’RE STARTING FROM EXPERIENCE.”
Sasha’s company Soulnado Inc. filed to trademark the term “Mone’ Banks” on December 27th 2022.
When you take a risk doing what you love, that's exciting. pic.twitter.com/pR5xkBapXh
— Mercedes Varnado (@MercedesVarnado) January 1, 2023