NJPW makes official announcement regarding Mercedes Mone’s ankle injury

As previously noted, it was believed that Mercedes Mone suffered an ankle injury during her main event match against Willow Nightingale at Sunday night’s Resurgence event in Long Beach, California. Mercedes was reportedly scheduled to win the match but an audible was called and Willow won the Strong Women’s Title.

NJPW made an official announcement to confirm the injury…

“During her match with Willow Nightingale in the main event of Resurgence May 21, Mercedes Moné sustained an injury to her right ankle. Moné underwent a thorough appraisal of her injury immediately after her match and began treatment. New Japan Pro-Wrestling joins fans in wishing Moné a full and fast recovery.”

Footage from the match was shown during the May 24th 2023 edition of AEW Dynamite to showcase Willow’s win.