During the inaugural moments of AEW Big Business, the long-awaited moment arrived with great fanfare as Mercedes Mone made her monumental debut, delighting the anticipation of fans everywhere. Mone was part of WWE before this for many years, and she has now accused WWE of taking her dreams away.

During her tenure in WWE as Sasha Banks, Mercedes Mone earned the moniker “The Boss.” In an exclusive AEW digital interview with Renee Paquette, Mone delved into why she believes she transcends the title of “boss” in her current endeavors.

Reflecting on her departure from WWE, Mercedes disclosed that it was a process to heal emotionally, emphasizing the importance of finding the right support system. She expressed feeling lost, broken, and confused after leaving, particularly within the wrestling world that had been her source of hope and dreams, accusing WWE of taking away her dreams.

“I mean, first is just finding a team. Finding people that I can go to for help because I felt so lost, so broken, so hurt and so confused. [She didn’t know] where I fit in this world and especially in the world of wrestling that gave me so much hope, gave me so [many] dreams, gave me so much opportunity. I felt very lost and confused and unsure, and it hurt me because of how much work I put into being in wrestling and all my dreams into it just felt like it got taken away from me and just kinda came crumbling down.”


Mercedes Mone highlighted the emotional toll of seeing her aspirations crumble before her eyes despite her dedication to the sport.

“So it took a little bit of healing, a lot of healing, but a team to really help build me back up and to have my back. To let me know, I am more than a boss, I am a CEO because I took control of my own life. I walked out with my head held up high, and I found so many new passions that I never got to discover before. Wrestling has always been my one and only and my everything. To be a 30-year-old back then, now I’m 32, to grow and understand that there’s so much more than this.

Mercedes Mone also credited the AEW women’s division for move to the promotion. It remains to be seen how Mercedes Mone will be booked in the coming months, as AEW most certainly has a world of momentum behind them at the moment.

Are you glad Mercedes Mone is now part of AEW? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

Disqus Comments Loading...