Recently released WWE Superstar admits going ‘horribly wrong’ in past claim regarding Mercedes Mone’s ethnicity

Amari Miller discusses her infamous post about Sasha Banks.


Recently released WWE Superstar admits going ‘horribly wrong’ in past claim regarding Mercedes Mone’s ethnicity

NXT Superstar and Mercedes Mone [via- Cageside Seats on X]

Mercedes Mone, the erstwhile Sasha Banks, has yet to return to wrestling. However, an ex-NXT name, Amari Miller, who caught a lot of online flak for not recognizing Mone as an African-American back in 2022, has now opened up about how she came up with it. Speaking with Steve Fall of WrestlingNews.co, the 27-year-old discussed the thought process she had behind the inflammable remark.

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Miller admitted that she made a mistake. However, she also elucidated how everyone has their opinion and stuff on social media goes out of proportion with ease. And that’s what happened with her. Amari, back then a neophyte, posted her aspirations of becoming the second-ever NXT Women’s Champion of African-American origin, after Ember Moon.

A fan, in response, posted that Sasha Banks held the distinction of being the first African-American to hold the NXT Women’s gold. Miller sourced a Google screenshot and said that Banks is German and black. Upon fan outrage, she had to take it down. Now, almost two years removed from her naive social media venture, Miller clarified that people can have discrete views, but they don’t know about her in depth.

I feel like there are things on social media that can sound a certain way in your head and obviously, everyone has their opinion and they're going to take it differently. It did suck and it was very hurtful. 
Amari Miller via her interview with Steve Fall (h/t: WrestlingNews.co)

Deep in the interview, Miller said whatever happened in the past stunk and hurt her. The axed NXT talent put emphasis on how one needs to move on after such mishaps. She called the trolls people who just drag others into controversy so as to occupy their time.

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Mercedes Mone expected to make her AEW debut in March

The last quarter of 2023 and the lead-up to the Royal Rumble saw Mercedes Mone trend every now and then on X. The way she was teasing her moves made her fans believe she would be WWE-bound. However, despite having preliminary talks that later fell apart, she’s now expected to make her AEW debut very soon.

Mercedes Mone
Mercedes Mone [via- Inside The Ropes on X]

A few days ago, Fightful Select reported that the former WWE Superstar is headed to the Tony Khan-led promotion. And that turned into a conviction when the AEW CEO announced a special edition of Dynamite, named AEW: Big Business. The event is slated to emanate from the TD Garden in Boston, the hometown of Mercedes Mone.

It’s widely believed that she’ll make her highly anticipated AEW debut come March 13. Mone last competed at NJPW Resurgence where she injured her leg. However, that’s a thing of the past, and she has posted several workout clips ever since. Though it’s not confirmed whether she’s 100% ring-ready, Mone’s expected to bolster the AEW Women’s division as soon as she arrives there.

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