Mercedes Mone, a standout in NJPW’s women’s division since her arrival at Wrestle Kingdom 17, garnered praise from Rocky Romero. The IWGP Women’s Championship victory at Battle in the Valley solidified her position as a top star. Despite losing the title and an ankle injury sidelining her during NJPW Resurgence, Mone’s influence remains significant.
In a recent update by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, no concrete plans for Mone’s return to New Japan or STARDOM have been disclosed. However, Romero expressed NJPW’s eagerness to continue collaborating with her.
During an interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Romero conveyed uncertainty about Mone’s current status but expressed optimism about a potential conversation with her and her agent. There seems to be mutual interest in future collaborations with NJPW and STARDOM once Mone is cleared to compete.
The wrestling community awaits further developments regarding Mercedes Mone’s return and potential contributions to the dynamic landscape of NJPW’s women’s division.
“At this point, it’s all we’ll see when she’s back and 100% and she can fully go the way that she wants to go. We’ll see. I’m hoping to have a conversation with her and her agent pretty soon. I don’t know. Obviously, I would love to see her back in New Japan and Stardom. Both. Doing New Japan US, doing a major New Japan show in Japan, also doing more Stardom things in Stardom in Japan. She’s one of the best wrestlers I’ve ever seen, truthfully. Having her be associated with both companies was really cool and there is still a lot of stuff we can still do. I think there is some interest on her part. It feels that way. When she’s healthy, we’ll see where we go with it. I’m definitely all open to it. It was obviously an amazing experience having her and working with her. She is such a pro. A pro’s pro, she really is. She has great ideas. Working with her overall was a pleasure. I’d love to have her back. I hope she can come back and work with us again, with both companies, as well as New Japan Strong,”
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