Mercedes Mone Admits AEW Saved Her Life

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Mercedes Mone believes that signing with AEW saved her life.

At AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas, one of the three matches billed as part of the triple main event saw Mercedes Mone challenge Willow Nightingale for the TBS Championship.

During the competitive match at Double or Nothing, Mone worked over Willow’s left knee throughout the match while Willow attacked Mone’s right ankle which sidelined her for one year.

It was a close match that ended with Mone picking up the win by hitting the Mone Maker slam on Willow. The win means that Mone became the TBS Champion in her first AEW match.

Mercedes Mone spoke at the post-AEW Double or Nothing media scrum saying that AEW saved her life and that this was a place to celebrate wrestling.

“Since I was a little girl, wrestling has not only changed my life but saved my life. Coming here to AEW has saved my life. Tony, It’s given me new hope, new dreams, new chances, new opportunities. And tonight being here in AEW celebrating five years of AEW. Being here with Willow, who is legit one of the greatest women I’ve ever stepped into the ring with, like, wow and I’ve been doing this for 14 years and she is legit. One of the best. Amazing.”

“Renee, to answer your question, it feels so incredible. I have been waiting for this moment. Really, ever since I got signed to AEW, but really for the past two years of not knowing where I was going to be. What was what happened after leaving WWE? What was going to be next for me? Because a lot of times in wrestling, people think WWE is the only place.”

“And I think tonight we showed the wrestling world that is not the only place. AEW is where the best wrestle. And we had the greatest show tonight, five years of credible company where we cannot be denied. And we’re just going to show wrestling fans around the world that this is the place to celebrate wrestling because this is the best place to be.”

How Does Mercedes Mone Feel About Competition In Pro Wrestling?

Prior to Double or Nothing, Mone talked to US Weekly about how she thinks there shouldn’t be competition between wrestling companies.

“I feel like there should be no competition when it’s between companies. It just needs to be competition between the wrestlers, seeing who wants to be the main event of the show, to make the most money. I’m competing with everybody here in AEW to let them know I’m the face of the company. I’m not competing with any other company.”

The next AEW pay-per-view is the AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door event on June 30th, which could be a night when Mone defends her TBS Championship.

H/T Wrestlingnewsco