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. Sasha’s former WWE women’s tag team title partner Trinity “Naomi” Fatu will be in attendance to support Sasha.
During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com discussed Naomi’s status in the wrestling business…
“They’re not going to New Japan – Naomi and Bayley. Of course, there is no official information on Naomi but my impression is she will be returning to WWE. Actually, you can report that my belief is that she will be returning to WWE because she will almost certainly be returning to WWE. I will just say that. Other than that, I don’t know what is going on.”
WOL: Bryan Alvarez believes Naomi will be returning to WWE.
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) January 3, 2023