Posted on 5/22/123 by Colin Vassallo
Mercedes Mone has suffered what is believed to be a broken
ankle at last night’s NJPW event in the final to crown the
inaugural NJPW Strong Women’s champion.
Mone went through the semi final after she beat Stephanie
Vaquer and then met Willow Nightingale in the final after
she beat Mono Kohgo in the other semi final.
But the final match was cut short and most likely had a
different ending after Mone injured herself in a spot where
she was on the top rope, hammering down on Nightingale’s
neck. She then jumped off to snap her opponent’s head across
the rope and fell down badly on her ankle. Mone couldn’t put
any pressure on her ankle after that.
The ending was botched as Nightingale hit a powerbomb on
Mone and unable to continue, she did not kick out. But the
referee, knowing there was a different ending, did not count
to three and stopped the count at two, later signaling that
Mone got a shoulder up, when in fact she didn’t.
A second powerbomb from Nightingale then got the point
across and the referee counted to three, with Nightingale
winning the NJPW Strong Women’s title.
Mone had to be carried to the back after the match.