Various: Mercedes Mone “Nobody Knows Story” of WWE Departure, MLW & REELZ Update, WOW TV Ratings

Mercedes Mone Comments on “Nobody Knows The Story” Over Her WWE Departure

Planet Comiccon recently held their Planet Comicon 2023 event this past weekend in Kansas City, Missouri. Among the guests were Mercedes Mone, former Sasha Banks in WWE.

One of the topics discussed included Mone’s thoughts about her recent departure from WWE and why “nobody knows the story” over the details of what happened between herself and Naomi that led to their walkout this past May.

“First of all, nobody knows the story. You don’t know the story. You’re reading whatever you want to read and believing whatever you want to believe. Nobody knows the story because I haven’t said anything, and I’m not going to say anything because that’s just the classy boss that I am, and CEO. One thing, it’s up to them. It’s up to Dakota (Kai) and everyone else that wants to come back. That’s great for them and awesome. That’s their dream, but I went after mine, which is going to Japan. You have to follow your heart and follow your soul and follow your dreams. This was always, always, always a dream of mine that I never got to accomplish. As I am growing in my career, I had been in WWE for almost ten years, I had to have a change and I had to feel something different in my heart and my soul. I had to go after a whole new dream, a whole new chapter, and a whole new destiny for me. This is where I want to be and what I want to make happen for me. That’s it. This is what I’m going for and this is my dream.”

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MLW’s TV Deal with REELZ Status Update

As noted before, Major League Wrestling’s current television deal with REELZ Channel is for ten weeks in length and is expected to expire due to issues over REELZ’s recent streaming deal with Peacock.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that REELZ is currently scheduled to air at least six new episodes of MLW Underground series on their network through April 25th.

In regards to MLW, Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that his sources stated that there has been no change in the status of MLW’s working relationship with REELZ. Those within MLW reportedly have only been told that REELZ will honor their current television contract but gave no cancellation date nor indication of long-term support for their partnership. Meltzer reported that REELZ had recently stopped promoting MLW Underground on their social media accounts.

WOW TV Ratings – Feb. 19th, Feb. 26th, March 5th

WOW: Women of Wrestling reportedly drew 330,000 viewers for their February 19th episode on syndication, up from the prior week’s 302,000 viewers. It drew a 0.05 18-49 rating, same as the prior week’s rating.

WOW reportedly drew 308,000 viewers for their February 26th episode on syndication, down from the prior week’s 330,000 viewers. It drew a 0.05 18-49 rating, same as the prior week’s rating.

WOW reportedly drew 306,000 viewers for their March 5th episode on syndication, down from the prior week’s 308,000 viewers. It drew a 0.05 18-49 rating, same as the prior week’s rating.

Source: Wrestlenomics