For months now, rumors have swirled that Mercedes Mone is AEW-bound. This wouldn’t be the former Sasha Banks’ first experience with the promotion, having made a surprise one-off appearance at All In last September. However, as reported in December, WWE sources believed Mone is set to appear in another promotion, heavily speculated to be AEW, “imminently” after talks between herself and the company fell through about a potential return.
Speculation on the possibility of Mone becoming All Elite ramped up significantly last week when it was reported that Tony Khan had planned to announce her arrival in the promotion on the January 27th edition of AEW Collision. However, it was reportedly delayed due to the allegations against Vince McMahon coming to light just days before. This has led many to believe that Khan’s heavily teased announcement for tonight’s show is either a tease or a full-on announcement of Mone signing with AEW.
Now, a new development has added even more fuel to that fire. The TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts announced via Facebook that a double taping of both AEW Dynamite and Rampage will take place at the venue on March 13th. However, the event page for the show has since been taken down and now takes you to an error page instead.
The announcement and subsequent removal of an AEW event in Mone’s hometown, on top of Mone teasing on X yesterday that she was “executing a vision”, has led many to believe that Khan will announce the Boston event on tonight’s Dynamite and potentially drop the first hint of the former IWGP Women’s Champion joining the promotion.
Mone has not competed since NJPW Strong Resurgence back in May 2023 where she lost to Willow Nightingale in the finals of the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship tournament. Mone was actually planned to win the match but suffered an ankle injury which resulted in the winner being changed to Nightingale on the fly.