Sasha Banks reportedly not alone heading into NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17

As previously noted, Sasha Banks (Mercedes Varnado) will be in attendance for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 and is expected to make further appearances in Japan.

According to Mike Johnson of, Sasha’s former WWE women’s tag team title partner Trinity “Naomi” Fatu is also currently slated to be in Japan. Johnson noted the following…

”New Japan sources would not confirm they are bringing Naomi in and intimated she was coming of her own accord, so it may be that Fatu is simply traveling to Japan to join Varnado at the event to support her and won’t even be seen publicly.”

Last month, it was reported that the WWE status of Naomi has been up in the air and the belief is that she will have to make a decision regarding her future.