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Mercedes Moné Not In Competition With WWE Stars

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Mercedes Moné believes she’s not competing against wrestlers in other companies while focusing on facing the wrestlers in AEW.

At the AEW Double or Nothing PPV in Las Vegas, Mercedes Mone will be competing in her first match as an All Elite Wrestling performer.

It was one year ago this month when Mercedes Mone suffered a serious ankle injury during that match with Willow Nightingale that was to determine the inaugural NJPW STRONG Women’s Champion. Mone was supposed to win, but due to her injury, Willow got the victory and the title.

Mercedes Mone hasn’t been able to wrestle since that match due to the ankle injury, but she is ready to go now and she’ll be up against Willow Nightingale for the TBS Championship.

This will be Mone’s first match for a major American wrestling promotion since leaving WWE in May 2022 as a WWE Tag Team Champion. Mone said recently that she didn’t like being handcuffed by WWE and that’s why she’s no longer there.

During an exclusive interview with US Weekly, Mone went on to say she didn’t think there should 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.”

Mercedes Mone Wants Wrestling Fans To Have Fun

As Mercedes Mone continued, she spoke about how fans might want to argue about pro wrestling, but to her what matters most is having fun and enjoying the product.

“A lot of things just trail from the internet. People are just so in their phones. Going on the internet and bragging and complaining and they’re not actually living in the real world. When they come out into the real world and they actually go to wrestling shows and enjoy things with wrestling fans, they know that this is all just so much fun.”

“People just like to drag things and be mean on the internet just to be mean on the internet. When they come to these shows, it’s a whole different feeling.”

If you need info on how to order AEW Double or Nothing on PPV to check out the Mone match with Nightingale, check out AEW’s website for info on how to watch it in your country. There are different options depending on where you live.