IWGP Women’s Champion Mercedes Mone is on quite the roll as of late and shows no signs of slowing down.
In January at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17, she made her highly-anticipated debut. The following month at Battle in the Valley she defeated KIARI to become the new women’s champion.
She then appeared on the red carpet of the season premiere of the Mandalorian, where she played tug-of-war with her title against Rosario Dawson. However, despite all her in-ring and screen success, it was at the Emerald City Comic Con her life was complete.
During the exhibition, Mone met her celebrity crush, Mark Ruffalo. After getting a picture with the HULK actor, she posted it online along with the caption:
My life is complete 💚
My life is complete 💚 pic.twitter.com/SsDvc3nAYS
— Mercedes Moné Varnado (@MercedesVarnado) March 5, 2023
Mone revealed Ruffalo as her celebrity crush in an interview with Real in 2018 and while at the She-HULK premier last summer she tagged him in a social media post.
Will Mercedes Mone Ever Wrestle For AEW?
Ever since leaving WWE speculation surrounding her next wrestling destination has been rife. Despite schedules for both NJPW and STARDOM, Mone is heavily linked with AEW.
Former AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker recently stated she desperately wants to see the former Sasha Banks in her promotion.
Speaking to the New York Post, Baker explained said she would be “ecstatic” to have a match against Mone, recalling that she used to practice her moves while training.
Now that she is away from WWE, Baker says it’s opened up a lot of possibilities for the star
“I hope and pray that someday we see her in some capacity in AEW. And if by chance I could be in the connection too I would be very, very for that.”
Following the Revolution pay-per-view, Tony Khan was asked during the post-show media scrum about the possibility of the IWGP Women’s Champion making an appearance for All Elite Wrestling.
“I have a ton of respect for the IWGP Women’s World Champion, she’s a tremendous wrestler. I wouldn’t want to comment on discussions I’ve had with any wrestler who is a free agent, in particular, a wrestler who is a champion of one of our partners. A ton of respect for that great wrestler and somebody that any wrestling company would be very fortunate to have wrestling for them.”
H/T to Fightful