AEW is to unveil its latest signing at Full Gear 2023 on Saturday (18 November) - but it's unlikely to be Mercedes Moné.
Company founder and CEO Tony Khan has promised "one of the world's best wrestlers... who is known and respected by virtually every AEW fan" will be at Full Gear to sign a contract. Fightful Select's sources have indicated that it isn't Moné, who stands amongst the leading candidates.
Several people within AEW have indicated that the new signing isn't Mercedes, though there are working plans for the two parties to work together in the future. When, exactly, remains a mystery.
Moné has been injured since May, when she hurt her ankle working with AEW's Willow Nightingale for NJPW. When AEW showed her on camera at August's All In pay-per-view, Mercedes was seated to avoid showing the medical boot she'd been wearing as a result of her injury - though as Fightful states, "Reports have since emerged that she was out of her boot."
Mercedes recently shot a Cameo video stating she'd be back in the ring in 2024, expressing excitement at "getting back to where I live and what I do best":
Mercedes Mone discussed her wrestling return in 2024 on Cameo pic.twitter.com/9QWEq6ABNR— Fightful Wrestling (@Fightful) November 12, 2023