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Back in May of 2023, Mercedes Mone and Naomi changed the course of their careers when they walked out of WWE when they were the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Naomi went on to wrestle for Impact Wrestling, and has since returned to WWE, but Mercedes has been walking a different path.

Mercedes Mone debuted with New Japan Pro Wrestling last year and it’s rumored that she will be joining the All Elite Wrestling roster next week at Big Business in Boston.

Recently Mercedes appeared on the Kick Rocks Wrestling podcast and she talked a little but about why she decided to part ways with WWE, and why the decision was so hard for her.

“Something told me I needed to do this & stand up for myself. It was a very hard decision because wrestling in WWE has been my whole life, hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my whole life but it’s the most proudest, it’s crazy because I would not be sitting here, living the best version of my life, in getting to be everything I’ve ever dreamt of — & more.

That moment changed my whole life for the better. I’m so thankful for that moment, so proud of myself, so proud of Trinity, so proud of how strong we were. I just know that everybody acted like they were in the room, or work there, or were backstage, or knew what happened, or knew what said…but all I know is that I handled it like a CEO, like the boss that I am, with my head held up high & I can’t say nothing but amazing things to WWE, so thankful for the career they gave me, the fans they gave me, the life they gave me, the dreams they gave me.”