Mercedes Mone reportedly injured during NJPW Resurgence event in California
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, “the word making the rounds backstage” at Sunday night’s Resurgence event in Long Beach, California is that Mercedes Mone suffered a broken ankle during her main event match against Willow Nightingale. Nightingale won the match to become the first NJPW Strong Women’s Champion.
The injury apparently happened while the two were battling on the ropes in a corner. Mercedes fell to the outside of the ring and appeared to having trouble putting weight on her leg after that point.
This is where Mercedes got injured pic.twitter.com/oLQf2HOV2n
— Tina Bobina Ho. (@Queenofallerass) May 22, 2023
Mercedes, who was helped to the back after the match, wrote the following on Twitter…
“WRESTLING!!!! Phew 😮💨 not how I dreamed for tonight to go. I’m so sorry and I love you guys so much. I’m gonna heal and be back better than ever. Moné”
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com tweeted that Tamina was backstage at NJPW Resurgence in support of Mercedes. Tamina reportedly helped Mercedes through the back before Mercedes went to the hospital.
Phew 😮💨 not how I dreamed for tonight to go.
I’m so sorry and I love you guys so much.
I’m gonna heal and be back better than ever.
— Mercedes Moné Varnado (@MercedesVarnado) May 22, 2023