Mone is going global.
After making her promotional debut at Wrestle Kingdom 17, Mercedes Mone is set to take on KAIRI in a IWGP Women's Championship match at NJPW's Battle In The Valley event on February 18. This will be Mone's first match since May 15, 2022, as well as her first match outside of WWE in over ten years.
In anticipation of the event being exactly one month away, New Japan Pro Wrestling posted an exclusive interview with Mone on their YouTube channel. In the interview, Mone gave some insight into her current mindset and how she plans to become a global superstar.
“I’ve never been more excited, more nervous, which I never get nervous, but I am so ready for this. I’ve been dreaming about this, I’ve been really really wanting this and for it to be in the United States in San Jose, California? I have so much history there. I’ve had the greatest matches there. February 18th is gonna be the same. I’m going to make sure that it is the greatest women’s match of all time and when I hold up my championship… oh cute little KAIRI, I’m gonna send her back to Japan and she can go back to STARDOM and I can be the global superstar that I’m meant to be. I’m about to take that title everywhere, not just New Japan, but everywhere.”
Battle In The Valley, which is set to emanate from the San Jose Civic Center in San Jose, California, sold out back on January 10. To learn more, click here.
Recently, news surfaced on Mone's role in an upcoming film. Click here for more information.
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