Mercedes Mone Admits She’s Always About The Bag After AEW Debut

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Mercedes Mone has opened up on her reasons for signing with AEW.

After months of speculation, Mercedes Mone made her AEW debut at Big Business in Boston, Massachusetts on March 13th. The star made her entrance to a huge ovation from her hometown crowd and declared that AEW was the only place where she could make her revolution global.

Later in the show, Mone came to the aid of Willow Nightingale after the former NJPW STRONG Women’s Champion was attacked by Julia Heart and Skye Blue, potentially setting up her first rivalry in the company.

In a new interview with ESPN, Mone discussed her decision to sign with AEW, saying the promotion would bring her more opportunities to get noticed.

“I’m all about creating history. I’m all about creating magic, and I’m all about creating so much more. And that’s what AEW brings, so much more, more opportunity, more chances and more chances just to stand out and to be seen and noticed.”#

Mone’s debut also marked her return to wrestling after spending several months on the shelf due to an injury sustained in a tournament to crown the first STRONG Women’s Champion. During her time off, Mone says AEW President Tony Khan kept in touch with her, and she says he “just really spoke to my heart.”

With her new deal, Mercedes Mone is reportedly the highest-paid woman in pro wrestling. The CEO doesn’t shy away from admitting that getting that “bag” was also a factor in her signing.

However, it’s the opportunity to “do everything” that makes All Elite Wrestling the company she calls “Home.”

“I mean, I’m not Mercedes MonĂ© for no reason. Money changes everything. I’m always about that bag. Absolutely.

“You can do so much more in AEW, you can do everything, and for me, I want to do everything. So, this is the place for me to be, and this is the place that I call home.”

Mercedes Mone Felt Like Stone Cold Steve Austin During AEW Debu0t

Mercedes Mone has reflected on the “electric” reaction she received in Boston. The star says the ovation she received from the crown made her feel “so cool,” even going so far as to say she felt like WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Mone’s next AEW appearance has been announced for the March 20th edition of Dynamite in Toronto.