Mercedes Mone is out of action with an ankle injury. Although her ankle might not be broken, she certainly suffered from a severe sprain. Now, we are getting a bit of news about a big show she will miss.

Sports Illustrated ran story recently that said AEW had interest in bringing Mercedes Mone on for the Forbidden Door II event. It seems that is the case.

Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that AEW did, indeed, try to bring Mercedes Mone in for a match at Forbidden Door II.

AEW hasn’t landed the former Sasha Banks, though there have been some references to her in the past on AEW TV. Fightful Select has learned that while obviously there has been interest, there had actually been an inquiry about the possibility of her appearing on an AEW show — specifically Forbidden Door.


Those with knowledge of the situation claim that AEW had spoken to NJPW — or those with ties to NJPW — in an effort to facilitate the appearance. However, we haven’t learned if any progress was made in that sense. Sources on the New Japan side told Fightful that the potential of AEW using Mercedes was mentioned as far back as January, with Forbidden Door brought up at that point. We didn’t hear of any particular progress though. 

As everyone knows right now, Mercedes Mone is sidelined with an injury. It is reported that “NJPW believes will have her out through the Forbidden Door show. However, there was at least interest on AEW’s side.”

Prior to Mercedes Mone’s injury. there were reportedly “AEW talent that believed that she was coming in to do the show, and even rumors that she’d be working against Saraya.”

Although the outlet was unable to confirm that there were plans for Mercedes Mone vs Saraya, that match would have a ton of story behind it. Saraya was forced to take a five-year break from the ring after she was injured during a spot with Mercedes Mone during a WWE house show.

What’s your take on Mercedes Mone showing up in AEW? Do you want it to happen? Sound off in the comments!

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