Mercedes Mone Rubbed People The Wrong Way With WWE Comments

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Mercedes Mone is All Elite, but for how long?

On the March 13th episode of Dynamite, Mercedes Mone made her AEW debut to a monster reaction from the Boston crowd. Mone was immediately treated like a megastar, and fans across the world are eager to see who she works with first, with a whole host of dream matches lying in wait.

However, just days before making her debut, the former Sasha Banks said she knows one day she will return to WWE. The comments caused a real stir on social media, with many surprised she would publicly admit she already has half an eye on her next move.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer wrote that the comments rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. However, it should be noted that Meltzer doesn’t specify who these people are.

“Boy did this one rub a lot of people the wrong way. Time will tell, and quite frankly she should always have it in her mind the possibility of going to WWE, but saying so days before she’s about to start in AEW wouldn’t be the right time politically to say that. There is a reality that some people consider AEW as the place they want to be and some see it as a place to make money until getting the call to come back.”

Meltzer added that the comments only made those skeptical of her arrival even more skeptical.

“In her case, she negotiated with both sides, WWE didn’t give her the money she wanted and AEW did. Could you imagine Jade Cargill or Cody Rhodes, right before her or his WWE debut saying that they know they’ll one day go back to AEW, and if they did, how do you think WWE would react? In time, this will play out as it does, but the people who were skeptical are now more skeptical.

In the end, if she’s a long-term valuable asset to the company nobody will remember this statement. And if not, everyone will remember this statement.”

Mercedes Mone Is The Highest-Paid Woman In Wrestling

Also in the Observer, a current female WWE star is quoted as saying Mercedes Mone’s AEW deal has made her the highest-paid woman in wrestling. The star held discussions with WWE on two separate occasions before signing with AEW and it’s believed the sports entertainment giant was unwilling to match the financial package offered by their rivals.