Mercedes Mone reportedly took her first major step for AEW debut

Mercedes Mone has reportedly signed a deal with AEW after talks with WWE "fell apart."

Mercedes Mone reportedly took her first major step for AEW debut

Mercedes Mone (via Wrestling Inc.)

Mercedes Mone, formerly known as Sasha Banks, is most likely AEW-bound. The Jacksonville-based promotion will soon announce the arrival of one of the best female stars in the world. After months of speculation, fans will see the former Women’s Champion compete in action. As such, a report has shed light on what she has been up to as of late.

According to a recent report from PWInsider, a source pointed out that Mercedes was filming content for her debut. The 32-year-old has seemingly penned her deal and will soon show up on AEW television. Interestingly, Tony Khan will make a huge announcement on the upcoming episode of Dynamite, and fans believe that it is something related to Mone.

Without a doubt, The Boss’ acquisition is one of the biggest signings of the company’s run so far. Mercedes Mone’s in-ring talent and charisma will bolster the women’s division, which has been notably improving on-screen. Moreover, she will possibly target the AEW Women’s Championship straightaway in her run.

In fact, it won’t be a shock to see her claim the title instantly. Mercedes’ last bout came against Willow Nightingale at NJPW’s Resurgence, during which she suffered an injury. Now, fans are eagerly anticipating the in-ring return of Mone. It will be interesting to see how the former WWE star’s run in the rival promotion plays out.

How Mercedes Mone’s AEW signing came around

The past couple of months saw the two major promotions in wrestling, AEW and WWE, in a bidding war to sign Mercedes Mone. After her All In appearance, many reputable sources claimed she was headed to the Tony Khan-led promotion. However, talks between both parties stopped abruptly in December. Afterwards, there was speculation that she might return to WWE after walking out in 2022.

Mercedes Mone
Mercedes Mone (via TJRWrestling)

At one point, it looked like a done deal, as Mone would post subtle hints online. Later, new reports suggested that WWE and Mercedes were “far apart” in terms of money and that the company expected to see her sign with another promotion imminently. 

The former Women’s Champion seemingly asked for a contract that paid her more than Charlotte Flair. The latter had recently signed a contract that made her the highest-paid woman in WWE history. Now, The Boss is AEW-bound and will be on television by March. Therefore, fans can expect to see Mercedes Mone competing in the ring at the upcoming pay-per-view, Revolution.

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