Former WWE Superstar Sasha Banks (Mercedes Moné), who negotiated her exit from the company months ago and who reached a deal with the WWE this past summer where they agreed to release her as a free agent instead of freezing her contract, made an appearance at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 PPV Event this past January 4 and confronted current IWGP Women’s Champion KAIRI immediately following KAIRI’s successful title defense over Tam Nakano. Moné then challenge KAIRI for her IWGP Women’s Title and their matchup was made official for NJPW’s Battle In The Valley Event on Saturday, February 18 in San Jose.
According to DAZN’s Steven Muehlhausen, Mercedes Moné will be Saraya’s partner during next week’s AEW Dynamite in Los Angeles when the duo teams up to face Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and current AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has given hints on previous debuts and appearances just like what was done with CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, but no hints have been given that Mercedes Moné will indeed be the tag partner of Saraya, though a reason behind that is the company couldn’t drop any kind of hints until after Mercedes Moné officially became a free agent.
You can check out the tweet below:
Sources: Mercedes Varnado will be Saraya’s partner next week in #AEWDynamite in LA against Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter. Couldn’t announce or make a major hint due to her being still under contract to WWE until the beginning of 2023.— Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenJr) January 5, 2023