Athena: Mercedes Mone Brings Star Power To AEW, But Your Minion Overlord Is Tiers Above Her

Athena comments on what Mercedes Mone brings to AEW.

Mercedes Mone, formerly known as Sasha Banks, made her official AEW debut at AEW Dynamite: Big Business. In doing so, she joined a women's division that includes stars like Toni Storm, Thunder Rosa, and Willow Nightingale. ROH Women's World Champion Athena has been on a remarkable run in ROH, and she occasionally competes on AEW programming.

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Speaking on Good Karma Wrestling, Athena was asked to describe what Mercedes Mone brings to the AEW roster.

“She adds star power. She adds confidence, right? Like I think for so long, like we as a women’s division, especially in AEW, we’re having these great matches and we had stars, right? But we were trying to breach the ceiling of star power and I think Mercedes Mone brings that to the table. From her being in the Mandalorian to her being a multi-time world champion to just the charisma and aura that she brings into every moment that she’s on TV. I really feel like that is what’s going to set this women’s division over the edge in AEW. On top of that, it’s not that she’s doing it by herself. She’s bringing these women up with her, right? Like your Willow, Kris Statlander, Julia, Skye Blue, right? They’re all in the same scene as her. I think that’s really cool that we’re doing that. Now, with that being said, your Minion Overlord is just tiers above her. Tiers above her, like she’s doing great over there, we’re doing the Minion Overlord's work over here," Athena said.

Athena successfully defended her title against Red Velvet at AEW Battle of the Belts X.

Toni Storm recently sent a message to Mercedes Mone. Check out her comments here.

Mercedes Mone is set to appear on the April 17 episode of AEW Dynamite. Fightful will have coverage of the show as it airs, as well as a post-show podcast on our YouTube channel.

Thanks to Good Karma Wrestling (@GKW_Wrestling on Twitter) for sharing these quotes.

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