Mercedes Moné brings IWGP Women's Championship to Mandalorian premiere

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Moné brings NJPW title to Mandalorian premiere Michael Buckner - Getty Images

Mercedes Moné captured the IWGP Women's Championship in January at New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 17 and has promised to shine a greater spotlight on the company's new women's division.

Well, the title, which has only been in existence for six months, has been given its biggest spotlight yet: Moné brought the Championship belt as her red-carpet accessory to the premiere of The Mandalorian season three.

Moné posed on the red carpet with the belt, even engaging in a friendly tug-of-war with actress Rosario Dawson. Moné played Koska Reeves in season two of the Star Wars series, while Dawson plays Ahsoka Tano.

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Dawson is no stranger to pro wrestling, having previously been seen front row at AEW Dynamite in September 2021, when she was a judge on TBS' Go-Big Show alongside Cody Rhodes.

Meanwhile, Moné recently stated that her character wouldn't be appearing in season three of The Mandalorian.

Speaking to TV Insider last month, Moné said: "I can't believe I'm in two of the greatest universes ever. [The] wrestling universe and [the] Star Wars universe have the craziest and best fans of all time.

"It's still surreal. The next season I can't wait to watch as a fan."

Related: WWE's Bayley talks supporting Mercedes Moné at her NJPW debut

Moné made the jump to NJPW after spending a decade as Sasha Banks in WWE.

Speaking in a documentary about her NJPW debut, Moné explained the differences between Sasha and who she is now.

"I'm evolving from a boss to a legit CEO, which is what I am in real life," she said. "I am the president of my own estate, and I am so f**king excited to begin this next chapter and this next character and this next journey."

The Mandalorian seasons 1-2 are streaming now on Disney+, where season 3 premieres on March 1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the entire Skywalker Saga are available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, as well as on Disney+.

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