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Mercedes Mone’s WWE Exit: The Untold Story

One big thing: Mercedes Mone remains tight-lipped about WWE departure

Former WWE star Mercedes Mone (previously known as Sasha Banks) appeared on WFAN, hinting at the complexities behind her controversial exit from WWE in May 2022.

• Mone and Naomi walked out of WWE due to creative differences with Vince McMahon.
• They were indefinitely suspended from WWE SmackDown despite being the Women’s Tag Team Champions.
• Mone teased that full details might only be revealed in a future book.

Key quote:

“For so many years, everyone wants the tea on that drama. You’re not going to get it unless you buy the book maybe ten years later,” Mone said.

Why it matters

Mone’s departure from WWE was a significant moment in professional wrestling, leading to her successful runs in NJPW and AEW.

• Her decision to leave WWE sparked discussions about creative freedom and wrestler autonomy.
• Mone’s success post-WWE demonstrates the evolving landscape of professional wrestling beyond a single company.

By the numbers

• Mone claims to be one of the highest-paid women in wrestling history.
• She currently holds the AEW TBS Championship.
• Mone is set to compete for the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship.

The big picture

Mone’s journey from WWE to NJPW and AEW highlights the increasing opportunities for wrestlers outside of WWE.

• Her upcoming title vs. title match at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door against Stephanie Vaquer showcases the growing collaborations between promotions.
• Mone’s success story may inspire other wrestlers to take risks and pursue opportunities beyond their comfort zones.

What’s next?

Mercedes Mone will face Stephanie Vaquer at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door in a title vs. title match, putting her AEW TBS Title on the line against Vaquer’s NJPW Strong Women’s Title.

What are your thoughts on Mercedes Mone’s decision to leave WWE and her subsequent success? Do you think her upcoming title match at Forbidden Door will be a career-defining moment? Share your opinions in the comments below!

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