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Mercedes Moné Talks The Differences Between Competing In Japan And Competing In The WWE

IWGP Women’s Champion Mercedes Moné recently took part in a Q&A panel for The Mandalorian at Megacon, where she talked about topics such as the differences between competing in Japan and competing in the WWE as well as how competing in Japan is so magical because wrestling is a universal language.

Mercedes Moné said:

“It’s definitely not the same. It’s definitely not the same [holds up IWGP Women’s Title]. It’s so different. Besides being in a whole different country with a completely different language barrier and not understanding anything, but it’s so magical because wrestling is so universal. I don’t have to say any words. I just feel it with my emotions and the movement when I get into the ring.”

Mercedes Moné also talked about how the female wrestlers in Japan are different because of the amount of training they do as that is part of their livelihood and their culture as well as how they’re very strict and disciplined.

Mercedes Moné said:

“The girls over there are legit. They’ve been training twice a day, five days a week, and this is their livelihood. The Japanese culture, they’re very strict and disciplined. That’s what I really love when I go to Japan. My match with KAIRI was so different. I was so nervous and was like, ‘Are we going to be able to understand each other?’ It’s been so magical. I’m trying to make more history in wrestling and I feel this is my chance to do it and I’m ready for more.”

You can check out Mercedes Moné’s full comments in the video below. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.

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