Former Sasha Banks, now known as Mercedes Monet, made her NJPW debut last week at Wrestle Kingdom 17 by turning on IWGP Women’s Champion Kairi, former Kairi Sane. , at the NJPW Battle in the Valley on February 18th in San Jose, CA.
Legendary Jim Cornette shared his thoughts on Monet’s debut in the latest episode of The Jim Cornette Experience. Cornette began by discussing Banks’ new look and admission to the Tokyo Dome, as well as the welcome he received from the fans.
“She had a dollar sign dyed and bleached in her hair, was that what I saw? It was a good color, but it had a plan,” Cornette said. Suddenly the entrance was made and the artist ‘Mercedes Monet’ formerly known as Sasha Banks came in and she made this wild ass outfit so apparently they were rumored to be her She wore a brand new outfit, got a new hairstyle, and took a long walk at the Tokyo Dome, so people have plenty of time to drink this.Fans? (Note: They prefaced their comments by mentioning Japan’s strict covid-19 rules)
“Is this a case where people didn’t respond because I was yelling at a Kenny and Willie game? Or did you trick the public out there?” Do you know if that was Sasha Banks or something? This was a bit like, well, a reaction. I could hear the cameraman taking pictures at ringside, but I don’t think the noise in the building was an issue. If you heard that Sasha Banks was going to be in it, would you recognize this person with different hair from head to toe, different name, different music, different clothes, or did they say? Oh, is there someone you’ve never heard of or seen before? (Note: Monet’s debut took place before Ospreay vs. Omega.)
Cornette then spoke about the showdown between Monet and Kairi, referring to the champion in her WWE moniker and the awkwardness of Monet’s attack on Kairi, which became a hot topic on social media among fans.
“If anyone has a better feed, or has been to a gig, or disagrees, give them the same amount of time, but she walked in like a frenzy,” Cornette recalled. rice field. “She posed proudly in front of me and took off her kimono like she was holding onto a pole. Kairi Sane just won the match, she’s the champion, she got the belt, she still In the ring, but instead Mercedes Monet comes in and does these things towards Kairi Sane, teasing her, confronting her, admitting. Being here and starting to undress, I did it to people, probably because she started undressing aggressively and turned around and stared at Kairi Sane. Stuck for 30 seconds, I know in their minds this was Andre and Hogan looking down from the fucking silver dome, so they were staring at each other and Mercedes was going to Kairi. I held out my hand to Thane and she took it and shook her hand and Mercedes rolled her back and put the girl on her back I thought it was what DDT was going to do to make the girl spin again Instead, when she rotated her back, she just went to the mat and completely lost her, then collapsed shortly thereafter.
“And Kairi Sane suddenly came back about a second after the hit, like she sold her face, realizing she should have had DDT. I don’t know what happened. They And then Mercedes Monet picked up the mic and spoke a few words on the mic, which I wouldn’t call propaganda.She was drugged. Was she hypnotized? Was she in a medically induced coma? Was she shocked that she had just messed with the whole thing? Because it’s like coming out on the court, grabbing the ball on the first play, dunking and breaking your leg, she came out with a big entrance and music and new outfits and everything, and she was the first What I did was jerk this girl and they fell in a pile, maybe she rattled. and did a stripper dance.
Cornette also spoke about Monet’s transition from the WWE system.
“This is the problem, some players said they didn’t fit in the WWE environment. and other places, and vice versa,” Cornette said. “The talent that exists in the WWE environment tends. In some cases, they seem to rely on the producers who are always there. Don’t do this. Sane, maybe they were rusty. Perfect production WWE is , they have to try to hide a lot of their shortcomings and weaknesses.The script writers come and say this and drill holes or whatever.Some talent can’t stand it and it’s Some people want to get out of there, that’s how business is supposed to be and when they’re not only in a foreign country but they’re in a position where they don’t have the same structure as they do. They come to rely on it because they’re used to it, who knows.But it works both ways.Some talents, especially in terms of wrestling, mental, physical or psychological People who aren’t strong in WWE and who focus on sports entertainment will struggle outside of WWE because they’re used to that system.”
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