AEW Star Believes Mercedes Mone Will Elevate Women’s Division

Mercedes Mone

Matt Hardy has high praise for new AEW recruit Mercedes Mone.

The former Sasha Banks made her long awaited debut for Tony Khan’s company at AEW Big Business on 13th March and fellow former WWE star Hardy believes her arrival comes with an instant impact.

Speaking during a recent edition of his podcast ‘The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy‘, the former ECW Champion was full of praise for the incoming star, noting that her signing was different to that of other recent arrivals due to a prior stint in WWE:

“Mercedes is gonna be bringing a lot of star power. She was a big star on WWE TV, which is a big deal. WWE TV is the most powerful professional wrestling television there’s ever been in history, so if you’ve been a big star in WWE TV, that gives you lots of equity.

So her coming to AEW, it’s different from a Will Ospreay or an Okada, someone who is more of an international name, that people that follow international wrestling, people that are more diehard pro wrestling fans overall, they love and adore these people. But Mercedes, she is someone that the casual fans know a lot more.”

Matt Hardy Believes That Mercedes Mone Elevates AEW Women’s Division

Hardy believes that the former five-time WWE Raw Women’s Champion has all the tools to be a huge success in AEW also, stating his belief that Tony Khan’s latest signing has the ‘it’ factor:

“She’s got a very unique attitude, she’s got a very unique demeanor. I think Mercedes is extremely confident. I think she is good, and she knows she’s good. She ups the equity of the AEW women’s division, just by being there.

She’s very unique in the way she does things in the ring. She just has this presence and this aura about her, where when you see her, you believe in her. She really is, she’s someone who connects with fans. She has that ‘it’ factor that it takes to be successful in pro wrestling.”

H/T: Fightful for the above transcription.