At last night’s NJPW Resurgence 2023 pay-per-view, Mercedes Moné (fka Sasha Banks in WWE) failed to win the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship.
She lost to AEW wrestler Willow Nightingale in the Finals of the tournament to crown the inaugural champion.
According to PWInsider, Mercedes broke her ankle during this match. The following is the spot where she might have suffered the injury:
I believe this is where Mercedes injured her leg pic.twitter.com/BmPKU7gmUY
— Moné FanPage (@MercMoneNJPW) May 22, 2023
After the match, she was carried to the back by the trainer:
Mercedes Moné (fka Sasha Banks in WWE) broke her ankle at NJPW Resurgence. pic.twitter.com/LAc8ufoRXX
— WrestleFeed (@WrestleFeedApp) May 22, 2023
Mercedes later confirmed this broken ankle report by posting the following on her Instagram story:
Below is what she tweeted about her injury:
Phew 😮💨 not how I dreamed for tonight to go.
I’m so sorry and I love you guys so much.
I’m gonna heal and be back better than ever.
During the match, a major pinfall botch took place, where Mercedes didn’t kick out and the referee didn’t count to 3 either.
You can watch it below:
Fuck that was not supposed to happen. Mercedes Monè got injured or something she didn't even try to kick out. She was supposed to. Damn.pic.twitter.com/cxNd6sZjo1
— Exposing the IWC (@TheKipUp) May 22, 2023
Tap here to read the complete results from this show, which also featured AEW’s Jon Moxley in a match and Kenta (fka Hideo Itami in WWE) winning a Title.