PHOTOS: Mercedes Mone Training With NJPW Stars

PHOTOS: Mercedes Mone Training With NJPW Stars NJPW

Photos of Mercedes Mone training with NJPW stars have been shared ahead of the former WWE star’s in-ring debut for the promotion.

The former Sasha Banks will return to the ring at NJPW Battle of the Valley. At the February 18 show, Mone will challenge for KAIRI’s IWGP Women’s Championship.

Former IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA and NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion Fred Rosser (fka Darren Young) have now shared photos from a recent training session with Mone.

KUSHIDA took to Instagram to reveal that Banks had asked if she could join his seminar, captioning his photo:

The day before the seminar, Sasha-san suddenly sent me a DM ‘if I could join tomorrow’s class?’

I thought you were joking, but she really came.

I was very inspired by her attitude that she still wants to learn wrestling techniques.

We’re LOVE Prowrestling.Respect.

Rosser shared a selfie of his own with Mone on Instagram, writing:

Making MONÉ Moves and I’ve got two words for you…She reeeady! #njbitv

Mone made her NJPW debut at the January 4 Wrestle Kingdom 17 event. Following KAIRI’s IWGP Women’s Title defence against Tam Nakano, Mone confronted KAIRI in the ring, before dropping her with her new finisher.

The former WWE star hasn’t wrestled since May 2022, before walking out on a Raw taping and taking an eight month wrestling hiatus.


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