Earlier this year, Mercedes Mone made her NJPW debut at Wrestle Kingdom 17, where she attacked then-IWGP Women’s Champion Kairi. In February, Mone defeated Kairi to become the new IWGP Women’s Champion at Battle in the Valley pay-per-view.
Mercedes Mone successfully retained her IWGP Women’s Championship by defeating AZM and Hazuki in a Triple Threat match at Sakura Genesis earlier this month. The CEO is now scheduled to defend her title against Mayu Iwatani at the Stardom All Star Grand Queendom this Sunday.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer reported that this Sunday’s pay-per-view would be the final match of Mone’s current deal. Meltzer also noted that she is in talks with NJPW to sign a new deal for one more match.
“They are in negotiations for one more match. Her final match of her current contract is the match this coming Sunday at the Yokohama Arena against Mayu for the IWGP Women’s Title, but they… I do not know if the deal is done, it was not done the last I was told, but she is in talks for one more date. I don’t know what that date would be, I don’t know if it would be Dominion, or what exactly. So that’s where her situation is right now.”H/T WrestleTalk
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