Mercedes Mone Suffers Serious Injury At NJPW Resurgence

Mercedes Mone

At NJPW STRONG Resurgence, Mercedes Mone had the chance to add yet another championship to her CV but disaster struck leading to a potentially serious injury.

The former IWGP Women’s Champion was part of a one-night tournament in Long Beach, California to crown the inaugural NJPW STRONG Women’s Champion. Mercedes Mone booked her place in the final when she defeated Stephanie Vaquer while AEW star Willow Nightingale overcame Momo Kohgo in the other semi-final.

During the final of that tournament, both Mone and Nightingale were perched precariously on the top rope when the former WWE star appeared to lose her footing and fell to the outside of the ring. Mercedes Mone continued the match, avoiding putting weight on her leg, and eventually succumbed to two Doctor Bombs from Nightingale as the AEW star picked up the surprise win.

Mercedes Mone was helped to the back following the bout and PWInsider noted that the news from backstage was that Mone had suffered a broken ankle.

Taking to social media after the match, Mercedes Mone noted that the night didn’t go how she had dreamed and alluded to the injury by saying that she was going to heal:

“WRESTLING!!!! Phew not how I dreamed for tonight to go. I’m so sorry and I love you guys so much. I’m gonna heal and be back better than ever. Moné.”

Fans will surely wonder if this puts any potential appearance of the New Japan Pro Wrestling star at the crossover Forbidden Door in June in doubt.