Becky Lynch breaks silence on Mercedes Mone reportedly being the highest-paid women’s wrestler in history

Big Time Becks is all for The Blueprint getting those payloads of money.


Becky Lynch breaks silence on Mercedes Mone reportedly being the highest-paid women’s wrestler in history

Becky Lynch and Mercedes Mone [via- WWE and Cageside Seats]

Though it took her a while, Mercedes Mone eventually found her footing inside the squared circle, this time in AEW. With her arrival at Big Business in her hometown of Boston, The CEO asserted that’s the place she wanted to be. Donning a no-nonsense flamboyance, Mone has taken everyone by storm, especially after she reportedly became the highest-paid women’s wrestler in history. Opining on the same, Becky Lynch barged in.

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Speaking to the Orlando Sentinel, The Man justified her former colleagues’ rumored pay. Becky, who’s herself one of WWE’s biggest money-makers, underscored the gravity of ebbing the dichotomy in pay for both genders. Lynch lauded women’s evolution but laid stress on equating those parameters while issuing the contracts to female talents. As one would imagine, Becky Lynch couldn’t have been any prouder of the former Sasha Banks.

Mone has been a heavily sought-after name. Even though her talks with AEW spanned over an 18-month period, WWE was largely in the picture as well. Her former workplace was believed to re-sign her as rumors disseminated late last year. However, by January, those meetings fell apart. And eventually, Tony Khan secured Snoop Dogg‘s niece via a reported eight-figure agreement.

Women’s evolutions and revolutions are fine and well, but making sure that they equate to contracts and financial reward for these things when we are doing equal work, is hugely important.
Becky Lynch on Mercedes Mone’s reported AEW pay

The viewership for Mercedes’ AEW debut episode fell flat. However, the opening quarter that featured the Mandalorian actress touched the elusive 1-million mark. More importantly, the 32-year-old was presented in a way that was considered an instant hit. She even alluded to that match of hers with Willow Nightingale at NJPW Resurgence that left Mone hurt. As a result, the former WWE Superstar was sidelined from in-ring action for months.

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Mercedes Mone continues her scout for AEW debut match

Tonight on AEW Dynamite, Mercedes Mone will flaunt her oratory skills. Having said that, she’s slated to be on commentary for a bout that has a lot at stake. For a crack at AEW TBS title, four women, namely, Kris Statlander, Skye Blue, Anna Jay, and Willow Nightingale, will collide in a Fatal-4-Way match.

Mercedes Mone
Mercedes Mone (via- Forbes)

The winner would head to AEW Dynasty on April 21 to challenge Julia Hart for the gold. Meanwhile, the latest AEW-signee, Mone, would have the best view in the house. It would be interesting to see when The Blueprint gets to make her in-ring debut in the Jacksonville-based promotion.

She has previously teased a one-on-one showdown against Giulia. The latter has bid her adieu to Stardom. But the question is: would she be able to get her wish fulfilled to square off against a much-accomplished name?

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