Mercedes Mone may have more than just NJPW on her mind as she has vowed to take the IWGP Women’s Title “everywhere” if she wins it.
Mercedes Mone turned up in New Japan Pro Wrestling at Wrestle Kingdom on January 4th, confronting IWGP Women’s Champion KAIRI and attacking her. The two women will clash for that title on February 18th at Battle In The Valley.
Speaking to New Japan Pro Wrestling in an exclusive interview, Mercedes Mone says she’s never been more excited and vows to take KAIRI’s title and then take it everywhere:
“I’ve never been more excited, more nervous, which I never get nervous, but I am so ready for this. I’ve been dreaming about this, I’ve been really really wanting this, and for it to be in the United States in San Jose, California? I have so much history there. I’ve had the greatest matches there. February 18th is gonna be the same.”
“I’m going to make sure that it is the greatest women’s match of all time and when I hold up my championship… oh cute little KAIRI, I’m gonna send her back to Japan and she can go back to STARDOM and I can be the global superstar that I’m meant to be. I’m about to take that title everywhere, not just New Japan, but everywhere.”
There were suggestions that Mercedes Mone could be heading to AEW as Saraya’s mystery partner but that didn’t end up playing out, although she could still debut for the company in the future.