Sasha Banks is often regarded as one of the most outstanding female professional wrestlers ever, owing to her exceptional skills. In the past year, her sudden departure from WWE RAW garnered significant attention, triggering a flurry of speculation and rumors. Eventually, Banks resurfaced in NJPW, where she competed under the alias Mercedes Mone, further cementing her status as a legend in the professional wrestling domain. In fact, Mone simply felt like death after her WWE departure.

Sasha Banks created a buzz in NJPW with her impressive debut at Wrestle Kingdom 17, where she took on the persona of the charismatic “The CEO” Mercedes Mone. Following KAIRI’s title defense against Tam Nakano, Banks made a dramatic entrance onto the stage, much to the delight of her fans who fervently cheered her on. The audience eagerly anticipated her success in NJPW and eagerly anticipated her future performances.

At the NJPW Battle At The Valley, Mercedes Mone eventually challenged KAIRI for the IWGP Women’s Championship and emerged victorious, securing the title for herself. Notably, she had an old friend from WWE present at the event to help rally the crowd, adding to the excitement of the moment.

While speaking on her YouTube channel, Mercedes Mone talked about the time in her life after her WWE departure. Mone said that she simply felt like death after her WWE departure.


This whole time that I’ve been gone from the WWE, I’ve been really struggling [with] what’s next,” Mone said. “What am I going to do in wrestling? Who am I? I’ve been a character for like 10 years in that company, so it felt like such a death. It’s just been such a long journey trying to figure out who I am after the WWE and now it’s finally coming together.”

Mercedes Mone also does not rule out making return to WWE in the future. It remains ot be seen if she will return to WWE in the future. In the meantime, keep checking back with Ringside News for more.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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