Tony Khan asked about potential plans for Mercedes Mone at the 2023 Forbidden Door PPV
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.
During a media call to promote the 2023 AEW Double or Nothing PPV, AEW President Tony Khan was asked about potential plans for Mercedes Mone at the 2023 Forbidden Door PPV…
“Going forward, it does make things interesting because nobody really knows, besides Mercedes and myself what was going to happen there and what the future would hold for her, whether that was competing exclusively for New Japan or potentially also whether she would be at Forbidden Door. Frankly, now, even going forward, I don’t think anybody but her knows when she’ll be ready to come back to the ring. I have so much respect for Mercedes and I think she’s been a great champion all over the world, including New Japan. She would have been a great first-ever STRONG Women’s Champion, but I think we have a great champion in Willow and we’ll look to utilize Willow in AEW and possibly ROH, and take advantage of that new beautiful belt she’s holding.” (quote courtesy of Jeremy Lambert)