Sasha Banks, also known as Mercedes Mone, departed from WWE in May 2022 amidst reported creative differences and concerns regarding her compensation. The exact reasons for her exit remain unclear, but several factors are believed to have contributed to her decision.
Banks and Bayley had an exceptional past in the WWE Women’s division. Recently Bayley, the leader of the Damage CTRL shared an old photo of Sasha Banks on social media with a message which made a reference that Banks would return to WWE really soon.
Is Mercedes Mone coming back to WWE?
Mone began her career in 2011 and quickly rose to prominence, signing with WWE in 2012. Banks quickly made her mark in the NXT developmental territory, showcasing her athleticism, charisma, and promo skills. She made her main roster debut in 2015 and quickly became one of the most popular female wrestlers in the company.
Banks is a four-time Raw Women’s Champion, a one-time SmackDown Women’s Champion, a one-time NXT Women’s Champion, and a two-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion. She is also the first woman to win the NXT Women’s Championship and the Raw Women’s Championship in the same year.
Recently the leader of the damage CTRL shared an old photo of Sasha Banks taken in WWE when they were the Women’s Tag Team Champions. She shared the photo and highlighted a five word message saying, “I’ve always got a plan”.
If she likes to make a comeback to WWE, joining Damage CTRL with Bayley will be exciting to watch. Fans are really thrilled after this, and some fan theories say that Banks will return to the Royal Rumble in 2024 and win the Rumble match to main event Wrestlemania 40.
Why Mercedes Mone didn’t join AEW?
Mercedes Mone, joined New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) in January 2023. She made her debut at Wrestle Kingdom 17, where she confronted Kairi, the current IWGP Women’s Champion and she is currently signed with NJPW.
After Banks departed from WWE in 2022, it was rumoured that Banks would join AEW. In the recent edition of “Wrestling Observer Radio” Dave Meltzer, American journalist said the possible reason for Banks not joining in AEW.
Meltzer believes that AEW may be waiting for Mone to recover from her ankle injury before pushing her as a top star in the company. Mone suffered the injury in May at NJPW STRONG Resurgence and has been sidelined ever since. Mone is one of the most popular and accomplished female wrestlers in the world, and AEW is reportedly very interested in signing her.
However, Meltzer believes that the company is hesitant to put her in a prominent role until she is fully fit. AEW has signed a number of high-profile WWE wrestlers in recent years, including Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, and Adam Cole. These wrestlers have helped AEW grow its audience and become a major competitor to WWE. If Mone joins AEW, it will be a huge addition to the AEW roster.