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Willow Nightingale Recalls Her Win Over Mercedes Mone in NJPW

April 3, 2024 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– During a recent interview with Bodyslam.net’s Chats and Graps, AEW star Willow Nightingale discussed her match with Mercedes Mone that took place at NJPW STRONG Resurgence 2023 in May of last year. After Mone suffered an ankle injury during the match, an audible was called, and Mone ended up winning the finals of the NJPW Strong Women’s Title tournament. Below are some highlights (via WrestlingInc.com):

Willow Nightingale on beating Mercedes Mone: “I’m not like a religious person, but I do think that everything happens for a reason. I think the universe kind of control or power there might be, there are events that happen for a certain reason. That night, I had two matches that I was like ‘Well this point, these are kind of the best matches I’ve had,’ so it’s that momentum that’s ‘keep going forward, you’re doing good,’ but there is this weight and pressure that is bestowed upon you anytime you win a championship, especially beating someone like Mercedes.”

On where she stands with Mone: “We have to kind of figure out how we fit into each other’s lives. I’m still not really sure where she stands with me, I don’t feel great about how things ended the last time we wrestled each other, but I do still think very highly of her obviously and I hope she can see that my intentions are good.”

Mercedes Mone recently joined the roster alongside Nightingale earlier this year.