On her Instagram stories page today Mercedes Varnado (AKA: Sasha Banks) posted something that has her fans buzzing.
Varnado published a picture, a Stardom graphic, that shows her facing off against KAIRI (AKA: Kairi Sane) for the newly-created IWGP Women’s Championship.
NJPW, the sister company of Stardom, announced the title in July. NJPW’s first ever women’s championship will be crowned at a NJPW-Stardom joint event, Historic X-Over, on November 20, 2022. The competitors in the tournament are: Mayu Iwatani, Momo Watanabe, Utami Hayashishita, Himeka, Jazzy Gabert, Ava White and KAIRI. Gabert has already beat White in round one and has already moved on to face KAIRI in round two.
It would appear that Varnado is predicting KAIRI will win and wants to challenge her for the title if she does?
Varnado and her WWE tag team partner Naomi walked out of WWE back in May due to a creative dispute and haven’t appeared back with the company after being suspended and stripped of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship belts.
It is unknown how much time if any Varnado has on her WWE contract.