What was originally planned for Mercedes Mone prior to her injury in NJPW

As previously noted, it’s believed that Mercedes Mone suffered a broken ankle during her main event match against Willow Nightingale at Sunday night’s Resurgence event in Long Beach, California.

According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, the original plan was for Mercedes to win the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship but when she suffered the injury, an audible was called. Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com provided additional information during Wrestling Observer Radio

“The NJPW Strong Women’s Title was created for Mercedes Mone. So, it’ wasn’t like there would even be a championship if the wasn’t supposed to win it. So, this Willow winning it changes everything. [Mercedes] obviously made the decision in the match that she couldn’t continue, and that’s what happened.” (quote courtesy of RingsideNews.com)