Tony Khan: Only Mercedes Mone And I Know What Was Going To Happen With Her At Forbidden Door

Mercedes Mone suffered an ankle injury at NJPW Resurgence during her NJPW STRONG Women's Title bout against Willow Nightingale.

Nightingale would go on to win the bout and become the first-ever NJPW STRONG Women's Champion.

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Fightful Select reported that Mone was scheduled to win the match, but an audible was called due to the injury.

Speaking on the AEW Double or Nothing media call, Tony Khan was asked about potential plans for Mone at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door prior to the injury.

"Going forward, it does make things interesting because nobody really knows, besides Mercedes and myself what was going to happen there and what the future would hold for her, whether that was competing exclusively for New Japan or potentially also whether she would be at Forbidden Door. Frankly, now, even going forward, I don't think anybody but her knows when she'll be ready to come back to the ring. I have so much respect for Mercedes and I think she's been a great champion all over the world, including New Japan. She would have been a great first-ever STRONG Women's Champion, but I think we have a great champion in Willow and we'll look to utilize Willow in AEW and possibly ROH, and take advantage of that new beautiful belt she's holding," he said.

Khan noted that he requested Willow represent ROH and AEW in the NJPW STRONG Women's Title tournament and praised her performances in the tournament.

Fans can find Mone's comments on her injury by clicking here.

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