Posted on 3/06/123 by Casey Carver
Mercedes Mone says she'll fight anyone, anywhere, 'I turn
3/06/2023 12:30am PST
Mercedes Mone is putting the wrestling world on NOTICE ...
telling TMZ Sports she'll fight any wrestler, anywhere,
anytime -- saying, "I turn down nobody."
We spoke to Mercedes -- formerly known as Sasha Banks in the
WWE -- after she captured the IWGP championship in her New
Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) debut last month ... and she was
hyped about performing in front of her family and friends.
"It was a moment I'm always going to remember," Mone said.
"It's probably my second favorite moment of my career thus
far and that's saying a lot because I've done so much in
Mercedes said competing in front of a sold-out crowd at the
San Jose Civic Center in California -- close to where she
grew up -- was special ... adding working with her opponent,
Kairi, who she defeated to become champ, was an incredible
Mone told us now that she's the IWGP champ, she's got big
plans. In addition to showing off her gold on red carpets,
she also called out Japanese pro wrestler AZM ahead of her
scheduled appearance at Sakura Genesis in Tokyo on April 8.
"I wanna see who's ready for Mercedes Mone," the champ said.
"I'm always here for the check. I'm always here for the bag
and whoever has the biggest bag is where I'm gonna go."
In addition to securing the IWGP title, Mercedes -- a cast
member on the TV series "The Mandalorian" -- told us she
recently inked a deal with United Talent Agency (UTA) and
said 2023 is going to be "the year of making money."
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