Various: NJPW Issues Update on Mercedes Mone Injury, Trinity on Match at Impact’s Under Siege 2023, Indies

NJPW Issues Injury Update on Mercedes Mone

As noted before, Mercedes Mone suffered a leg-related injury believed to have been a broken ankle at this past Sunday’s Resurgence 2023 event for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

NJPW recently issued an official statement providing an update on Mone’s injury situation. NJPW confirmed that Mone had suffered an ankle injury but did not specify if it was a broken ankle or not.

Official press release:

Mercedes Moné injured

During her match with Willow Nightingale in the main event of Resurgence May 21,  Mercedes Moné sustained an injury to her right ankle.

Moné underwent a thorough appraisal of her injury immediately after her match and began treatment.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling joins fans in wishing Moné a full and fast recovery.

Trinity Comments on Her Upcoming Match at Impact’s Under Siege 2023 Event

A recent episode of the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast featured Trinity as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Trinity’s thoughts about her upcoming match against Gisele Shaw at tonight’s Under Siege 2023 event for Impact Wrestling.

“This will be my first pay-per-view in a very long time, so I am extremely excited. I’m extremely pumped about my opponent, Gisele Shaw, ‘The Quintessential Diva’. I think we have a very similar style, and it’s gonna be a very competitive match, and I’m really excited about that. I think it’s gonna be one hell of a show. I think this one’s gonna be one for the books, my first pay-per-view with IMPACT.”

Trinity also gave her thoughts about if winning the Knockouts World Championship is her main goal for her current career in Impact.

“Eventually, yes. But I’m still new in IMPACT and feeling things out and learning my opponents and learning the environment, and it’s been very welcoming, it’s been very exciting. I’m very happy there. But yeah, the ultimate goal is to be champion at some point. However long it takes me to get there, I’m gonna make it happen.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Former WWE and ECW wrestler Stevie Richards recently provided an update on YouTube regarding his recovery from spinal-related health issues.

Indie wrestler Erik Redbeard (former Rowan in WWE) and NWA’s Aron Stevens were among several wrestlers featured in a recent trailer for the upcoming third season of I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson comedy series on Netflix.

DDT Pro Wrestling recently announced that Saki Akai will be retiring from wrestling this November. It was also announced that Akai’s retirement match will be taking place at their November 12th event in Tokyo, Japan.

Major League Wrestling recently announced that “Zero F*cks” by Violent Idols is the official theme song for the newest season of their MLW Fusion series.

MLW also recently announced that Ichiban will be making his official debut for the company at their July 8th MLW Fusion television taping in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Lifestyle event tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • GCW Ultraviolent Championship – Cole Radrick vs. Rina Yamashita (c)

GCW also recently announced a new match for the card of their Cage of Survival 2 event on June 4th in Atlantic City, New Jersey:

  • Matt Cardona & SDL vs. The Kirks (Brandon & Kasey Kirk)

Impact Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Under Siege 2023 event, which takes place tonight in London, Ontario, Canada:

  • Pre-show: The Death Dollz (Courtney Rush & Jessicka) vs. The Coven (Taylor Wilde & KiLynn King)

Impact also recently announced seven new matches for the card of their Under Siege 2023 event, which takes place tonight in London, Ontario, Canada:

  • Trinity vs. Savannah Evans
  • Subculture (Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews) vs. The Good Hands (John Skyler & Jason Hotch)
  • Dani Luna vs. Jody Threat
  • Killer Kelly & Deonna Purrazzo vs. Masha Slamovich & Gisele Shaw
  • Eddie Edwards vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Joe Hendry vs. Sheldon Jean
  • Tara Rising vs. Seleziya Sparx

Ring of Honor recently announced a new match for the card of their ROH TV show on June 1st:

  • ROH Women’s World Championship – Kiera Hogan vs. Athena (c)