Mercedes Mone Explains The Differences Between Wrestling In Japan & WWE

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Mercedes Mone Explains The Differences Between Wrestling In Japan & WWE NJPW

Mercedes Mone has explained the differences between wrestling in Japan and WWE.

At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17, Mercedes Mone debuted for New Japan Pro Wrestling after becoming a free agent and officially departing WWE.

Mone spent a decade in WWE and became one of the most decorated female performers in company history, winning multiple championships across all brands and headlining WrestleMania.

Shortly after her arrival to NJPW, Mercedes defeated KAIRI to win the IWGP Women’s Championship at Battle In The Valley in February.

During a Q&A panel for “The Mandalorian” at Megacon, the former Sasha Banks was asked about the differences between Japan and WWE. She answered:

“It’s definitely not the same. It’s definitely not the same [holds up IWGP Women’s Title]. It’s so different. Besides being in a whole different country with a completely different language barrier and not understanding anything, but it’s so magical because wrestling is so universal.”

“I don’t have to say any words. I just feel it with my emotions and the movement when I get into the ring. The girls over there are legit. They’ve been training twice a day, five days a week, and this is their livelihood.”

“The Japanese culture, they’re very strict and disciplined. That’s what I really love when I go to Japan. My match with KAIRI was so different. I was so nervous and was like, ‘Are we going to be able to understand each other?’ It’s been so magical.”

“I’m trying to make more history in wrestling and I feel this is my chance to do it and I’m ready for more.” 

Mercedes Mone will defend the IWGP Women’s Championship against Mayu Iwatani at STARDOM All Star Grand Queendom on April 23.

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