Mercedes Mone (formerly Sasha Banks) hasn’t wrestled since the NJPW Resurgence event on May 21st when she suffered an ankle injury. Earlier in December, Mercedes published a video of herself training which has fueled speculation about her return to the ring soon.
In a Q&A on Fightful Select, Sean Ross Sapp noted the following about Mercedes’ future…
“So a lot of times, you’ll see me get frustrated with irresponsible aggregation. And that happened very heavily, specifically on Facebook with a Sasha Banks story. SportsKeeda ran an article, and nobody reached out to me or anything to clarify any language, which is always a possibility, but it got aggregated by like dozens of Facebook accounts that said that I claimed that Mercedes/Sasha was demanding huge money from WWE. I have not heard anything of talks with WWE. What I said is I heard that the number that she’s after is a lot, and if I were WWE, I would pay it. I didn’t say who or what kind of talks were happening. And that type of context is very, very important. But I have not heard of any ongoing talks, with them, for a return or anything like that. So, it’s a little bit frustrating in that regard, but I haven’t heard anything lately. Besides that, the once working plans for AEW and Mercedes are no longer working plans.”
On Friday, Mercedes wrote “I know somewhere I will find the key” via Twitter/X. The line is from a Bruce Springsteen song called Trapped. Fans on social media took note of the following lyrics…
Then I know someday I’ll find the key
Then I know somewhere I’ll find the key
Well it seem like I’ve been playin’ the game way too long
And it seems the game I played has made you strong
Like Mercedes, Springsteen has also used “The Boss” as his nickname.
I know somewhere I will find the key
— Mercedes Moné Varnado (@MercedesVarnado) December 15, 2023