Mercedes Mone
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Mercedes Mone debuted in AEW at the Big Business edition on March 13 which also ended a long wait for the professional wrestling fans. Now that the former WWE Superstar has found her new home in All Elite Wrestling, sources close to the situation already revealed details about the journey that led to this anticipated AEW debut.

According to the earlier reports of Fightful Select and Mat Men Andrew Zarian, Mercedes Mone had been on the AEW payroll for over two months, with the deal believed to have come to fruition in early December. This agreement with AEW was further solidified through several trademarks related to her name, hinting at a long-term partnership with the AEW.

Further updates from Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline claim that the former 7-time WWE Women’s champion was seeking a money deal equivalent to what her contemporary, Becky Lynch earns in the WWE. The TKO brand did try to offer a lucrative amount to her but ultimately it was AEW President Tony Khan who extended a significant financial deal to her.

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With this, Mercedes Mone has now possibly become the highest-paid woman in pro wrestling although she might not have reached the rumored $5 million per year figure that is roaming online,

“One WWE woman star noted to us that they were hearing that the number was enough to make her the highest paid woman in pro wrestling and that they were thrilled at AEW for making the offer and happy for her to have accepted it, because in the long run it means it’s a better market for the top women wrestlers, noting, ‘I think it sets a standard that woman should be paid, too.”

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While the contract details of Mercedes Mone haven’t been confirmed by AEW, it’s speculated to be a multi-year deal. Additional reports also affirm that NJPW expects to play a big role in the deal with the AEW, with hopes of continuing their collaboration with her since the two companies have their partnership to carry forward. However, AEW will always be her priority for the new import on the women’s roster.

With Mercedes Mone officially being All Elite, the female roster is being touted to get a big makeover. It would also be interesting to see if her star power garners big business for Tony Khan’s company and justifies the amount that she has been paid by him.

Arindam Pal

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