Mercedes Mone, a notable figure in the wrestling world, left WWE in 2022 alongside Trinity, with both stars relinquishing their WWE Women's Tag Team Championships. This departure marked a significant career shift, with both wrestlers maintaining a low profile for several months.
Their return to the spotlight came this year, with Mone making a notable debut in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and securing the IWGP Women's Championship title. Meanwhile, Trinity found her new wrestling home in TNA Wrestling, where she is currently under contract.
Mone's meteoric rise in NJPW was briefly interrupted due to a leg injury earlier this year. As she nears her return to the ring, her contract status with NJPW remains uncertain. This uncertainty has sparked speculation among fans, especially after Mone was seen at AEW All In, leading many to believe she might sign with AEW.
However, with the 2024 Royal Rumble approaching, rumors are intensifying about the possibility of her surprise return to WWE at this event.
No WWE Contract Talks
Despite these speculations, SEScoops reports from internal sources within WWE indicate that there have been no contract discussions between Mone and WWE.
Additionally, WWE Creative has not formulated any plans for her potential return. A long-standing WWE team member emphasized that talks about "Sasha Banks" - Mone's former ring name - would only occur if a concrete deal existed.
Drawing parallels with CM Punk's unexpected and much-talked-about return to wrestling, which was surprisingly finalized in the eleventh hour, it's conceivable and indeed very intriguing that Mercedes Mone could similarly make a dramatic, highly anticipated, and potentially game-changing appearance at the Royal Rumble, should a new and unexpected deal with WWE materialize in the near future.
This development in Mone's career trajectory is a subject of great interest among wrestling fans and industry insiders. Her potential return to WWE, or debut with AEW, could significantly impact the wrestling landscape. As the Royal Rumble draws near, the wrestling community eagerly awaits any official announcements regarding Mone's future, keeping an eye on any potential surprise appearances that could redefine her career.