Update on the report that Sasha Banks will be in attendance for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17

As previously noted, it was reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com that Sasha Banks (Mercedes Varnado) is expected to be in attendance for NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 event. In an update, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com was able to confirm Johnson’s report. A fan asked Meltzer about Sasha’s contractual status with WWE and here was Meltzer’s response…

“This deal is not through WWE, so if the appearance isn’t blocked legally by WWE, it means she will be a free agent by that date. WWE can still sign her but NJPW believes she is free and clear by 1/4.”

As of December 10th, Sasha is still listed on WWE.com as an active superstar.