Mercedes Mone: I Feel More Ready And Better Than Ever, I've Been Making Big Business Moves

Mercedes Mone is ready to return.

Mercedes Mone hasn't wrestled since May 21, when she suffered an ankle injury against Willow Nightingale at NJPW STRONG Resurgence 2023.

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She's posted training videos and stayed active away from wrestling, attending events and premieres, but hasn't been on wrestling television.

Speaking to Evan T Mack on the Kick Rocks podcast, Mercedes was asked how she's been doing in her time away.

"I've always been saying since I got hurt, 'I'm healing every day,' and that has progressed my healing so much. What a crazy experience. Almost ten months now. From a freak accident...did Willow push me? Or did someone pay off the ref and make that top rope slippery? I don't know, but I've spent the last ten months thinking about how much-unfinished business I have in wrestling and how much I was on a hunger tour goal. I was so focused and so ready for my plans to succeed in 2023, and for that to happen to me, it taught me so much about life and slow down even more, and to heal. Prior to that, a lot happened. A lot of hurt happened, a lot of healing needed to happen, but I was going so fast because I love wrestling so much and I couldn't be away from it. I wasn't healed inside. It was a message, 'You have to slow down and figure out what's next. What are your plans? Your plans are good, but you need to reevaluate them a little more.'

"That whole time I was injured, I couldn't walk for three months. It's insane how your mind or body can overcome and heal something that is so traumatic. I feel more ready and better than ever. I can't wait to see all my prior plans from 2023 come to fruition in 2024. I've been making some really big moves. Big business moves and big money moves. This whole time of healing, I got to work on so many other things I have a passion for. Fans are going to be really excited and be like, 'Finally.' I'll be releasing music this year. I'm still acting and have some amazing things in the work. I got to audition for incredible roles and movies. I finally think I found a home in a wrestling place. It's really exciting, and I'm excited about these big money moves."

Mone will reportedly make her debut for AEW at AEW Dynamite Big Business on March 13.

Elsewhere during the interview, Mone commented on her exit from WWE. You can find her full comments by clicking here.

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