In August of 2022, an agreement was reportedly reached for Sasha Banks and Naomi to return to WWE. However, it has been over a month and neither have returned to the company.
As previously noted, wrestling-related promoters that attempted to book Sasha Banks were told that she is only appearing at non-wrestling events until January 1st 2023. Sasha, now using her real name Mercedes Varnado as her social media handle, has teased a singles match against former WWE star Kairi Sane in her latest Instagram story. Kairi, who recently competed for Japan’s STARDOM promotion, tweeted a screenshot of Sasha’s story.
In September of 2021, Sasha wrote “Happy birthday, come back” in response to one of Kairi’s Instagram posts. The two previously worked together in WWE during the summer of 2020.
— KAIRI /カイリ🏴☠️ (@KAIRI_official) October 16, 2022