Fans on Twitter went berserk after rumors indicated that 6-time WWE Women's Champion Mercedes Moné (fka Sasha Banks) had held talks with Tony Khan about a possible AEW debut.
Moné has been one of the most talked about wrestlers lately, especially after she parted ways with WWE. At NJPW Resurgence, she suffered a legitimate injury during a match against Willow Nightingale in the finals to determine the inaugural Strong Women's Champion.
Due to the unexpected leg injury, Mercedes Moné has been sidelined for the foreseeable future. It is unknown how long she will be out of action.
According to a report from Sports Illustrated, sources close to Tony Khan have confirmed that the head honcho has held discussions with Moné ahead of AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door.
"While Khan would not definitively comment on whether she would have been part of the card, any such plans were derailed last month when she broke her ankle in a match against Willow Nightingale to crown the first NJPW Strong women’s champion. Multiple sources close to Khan have confirmed that there were significant discussions with Moné, which bodes well for a potential appearance in the future."
The wrestling world was stunned upon hearing this news and felt that she should not join the Jacksonville-based promotion but instead make a return to WWE. Folks felt that she could be wasted under the management of Tony Khan.
Check out the Twitter reactions below:
With multiple pay-per-views coming up, some fans wondered if The CEO could make her debut on AEW at any one of those events.
AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door II is slated to be the next marquee event which will go down on June 25th in Canada. The other is the All In event that is set to take place at Wembley Stadium on August 27.
Former WWE Superstar Summer Rae challenged Mercedes Moné to a match
Former WWE star Summer Rae has been away from pro wrestling for quite some time now. Her last appearance was at the 2022 Royal Rumble.
Recently, a fan recalled a one-on-one match between her and Mercedes. Summer Rae replied to the tweet, issuing a challenge to her former rival:
"Sis, you wanna run this back in Japan @MercedesVarnado👀 "Summer Rae tweeted.
Current AEW Women's World Champion Toni Storm also recently claimed that she would break Moné's other leg if she debuted in AEW.
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