Mercedes Mone On Waiting For Her AEW In-Ring Debut: Bitch, I’ve Been Waiting For A Whole Year, Of Course I Can Wait

Mone changes everything, and Mercedes Mone patiently waited.

At AEW Double or Nothing, Mercedes Mone made her in-ring debut as she defeated Willow Nightingale to win the TBS Championship. Mone signed with AEW in March but did not wrestle until the pay-per-view on May 26. She previously missed several months with an ankle injury she suffered an ankle injury at NJPW Resurgence in May 2023.

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During the AEW Double or Nothing post-show media scrum, Corey Lee of the Wrestling Observer asked Mercedes Mone about her delayed in-ring debut, given her past comments that she was cleared in December 2023. He questioned whether this had always been the plan for her comeback with AEW.

"Me and Tony have been talking for a very long time. People don’t even actually know when I got signed to AEW. The beginning of the year, we talked, signed a deal, made it happen. We were really talking about when was the perfect place and time for me to debut in the ring? We knew March 13th was going to be amazing and the Boston Garden. When Tony called me and said, ‘I have the perfect place for you to debut. Boston, baby.’ ‘Tony, Tony, you are speaking my language. You are speaking the Mone.’ Then he said, ‘We are celebrating AEW’s five-year anniversary here in Las Vegas for Double or Nothing. Can you wait?’ I said, ‘Bitch, I’ve been waiting for a whole year. Of course, I can wait. I’m patient.’ This is the perfect place. The grandest place that I can make my in-ring debut. As you can see, Mone changes everything," Mone said.

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