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Tony Khan Addresses Mercedes Mone’s All In Appearance, Says She’s Still Not Cleared

August 27, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Mercedes Mone AEW All In Image Credit: AEW

Tony Khan commented on Mercedes Mone’s appearance in the audience at AEW All In, noting that she is not yet cleared to compete. Mone was in the audience for the show, and Khan and Saraya were asked if that was a tease of a future challenger for Saraya’s newly-won AEW Women’s Championship.

“She’s not cleared, Mercedes Mone. So I think it was great to have her here. She last competed for NJPW, so I thought it would be excellent to have one of the top international stars in all of pro wrestling here. And the last time we saw Mercedes Mone compete, she was actually competing against our own Willow Nightingale. And there’s a lot of exciting international pro wrestling, I thought it’d be great to have here to see all the matches, including the AEW Women’s World Championship.”

He continued, “But she’s not cleared since her injury. I just thought it’d be good to have her take in the show. Definitely a lot of potential things could happen there, and I know New Japan Pro Wrestling has had great experiences working with her, and I thought it’d be great given that she’s not cleared but wanted to take in the biggest paid pro wrestling crowd of all time and see what AEW’s all about. I thought it’d be good for her to be here. But obviously she’s not wrestling or cleared or doing anything any time soon. But great to have the top international stars at a top international show. And of course, for the World Champion here, there’s all kinds of people who want to take a shot.”

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