On the latest episode of his “Hall Of Fame” podcast, WCW legend Booker T addressed the injury Mercedes Mone suffered while battling for the NJPW Strong Women’s Championship at the Resurgence pay-per-view event over the weekend.
Mone was supposed to defeat Willow Nightingale to become the inaugural NJPW Strong Women’s Champion, but she suffered a leg injury during her match (most likely a broken ankle) when she attempted a code red off the top rope and slipped.
An audible was called and Willow was crowned the champion.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the injury itself: “No, I read about it. I just didn’t see it. No images came up when I was reading it. I thought it was gonna, you know, Scroll down a video with, you know, pop up or something. It never did. I never got a chance to see the injury. But I’m reading about it, you know, just like you said, you know, it just seemed like a freak accident. Something happened, and boom.”
On Mone finishing the match: “And then having to switch gears like that. I’ll give her a lot of credit for being able to get back in the ring. Take us, take somebody finish or just for the sake of the, you know, the business that that right there was. You know, I give her big props for that because I know what I would have did. Laid by ass right there on the floor through the X up, you know. That’s why I give her big props for being able to do that right there, working on the fly. But hey, man, stuff like that happens. It’s not a matter of if something like that is going to happen. It’s a matter of when, especially the way these young guys do it today, young girls. Just bad timing, just bad timing for Mone because she’s right now talking to town.”
On how long he expects her to be out: “Everybody’s talking about money and then you get a broken ankle. That’s your wheel right there. That’s your base. You have to take some time off. You have to stay off of it in order for it to heal. So I’m sure she’s going to be looking at three to six months easy time off.”