Mercedes Mone’s arrival in AEW was met with high expectations, but her debut hit a roadblock due to medical clearance issues. Despite being featured front and center on AEW Dynamite, she has yet to compete or engage in any significant action, leading to concerns about her momentum.

During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Tommy Dreamer discussed the importance of follow-up in maintaining momentum after a high-profile debut. Tommy also stated his concerns about the disconnect caused by Mone’s absence from in-ring action following her debut, especially considering the attack she suffered during an interview segment.

Tommy further questioned the decision to have her involved in AEW storylines while not being medically cleared, suggesting that it may contribute to the disconnect experienced by fans. Tommy then suggested for Mone to take a breather from TV until she’s good to go. He compared it to Adam Cole’s vanishing act after being unmasked as “The Devil,” suggesting it might work wonders for Mone to step back until she’s fit.

“You had this big awesome debut and then the follow-up. The follow-up is key,” Dreamer emphasized. He then described how her time away from action is beginning to disconnect her from her major AEW debut but also questioned why they had her attacked during an interview. 


“It’s a disconnect, but if I’m not medically cleared but then somebody jumped me from behind and I’m already hurt and then I get hurt again and then I’m back the next week?” Dreamer suggested that the best route could just be to have her disappear until later — potentially like how Adam Cole hasn’t been on screen despite being revealed as “The Devil.” “If you can’t do physical stuff, then maybe just kind of disappear to come back again?”

Moving on, Dreamer stressed home how crucial it is for Mone’s first opponent to be “perfect”, explaining that it needs to be a perfect fit to help her prove herself to the AEW audience. Tommy even floated the idea of Mone going embracing the heel persona, given how well she’s rocked that role before.

“You can come into any company based upon what you’ve done somewhere else, eventually, you have to step into the ring and prove yourself there.” Dreamer also suggested that Mone could turn heel instead, due to how well she’s performed in the role in the past.

As Mercedes Mone’s journey in AEW unfolds, fans eagerly await her return to the ring and the opportunity for her to finally prove her talents. It remains to be seen what AEW does with Mone’s storyline next. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more!

What are your thoughts on Mercedes Mone’s situation in AEW? Do you agree with Tommy Dreamer’s suggestions for her next steps? Let us know in the comments below.

Shubham Banerjee

Shubham Banerjee is a computer science student and news correspondent. His love for technology, gadgets, and coding led him to pursue this field. Outside of academics, he enjoys photography, exploring music, and following football, although Barcelona's European performance always disappoints him.

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