WWE Signs Mercedes Martinez

Mercedes Martinez

SoCalUncensored is reporting that top independent women’s wrestler Mercedes Martinez has signed a deal with WWE.

Mercedes will report to WWE’s Performance Center later this month.

This is a big get for WWE and is overdue. Mercedes has long been one of the top performers on the independent scene. A multiple time SHIMMER champion, Mercedes is currently the AWS Heavyweight Champion. According to the report, AWS promoter Bart Kapitzke says there will likely be a tournament to crown a new champion.

Mercedes Martinez has appeared on NXT before and competed in the first two Mae Young Classic tournaments in WWE, where she made it as far as the semi-finals.

Martinez competed at AEW All Out in August, and on the November 5th episode of AEW Dark she teamed with Big Swole in a loss against Allie and Sadie Gibbs.

Patriot’s Position: A good hire for WWE and presumably will be a big get for the NXT brand where Mercedes will likely make a big impact and is a natural fit. Mercedes is a great talent, and a long time vet that will likely be able to transition to be trainer/producer role in WWE when the 39-year-old decides to hang up the boots (and right now she is as good as she’s ever been, so no rush for that).

About Gary Smith (1103 Articles)
Gary is Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Vortainment. He's usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. He likes to play video games, watch movies, wrestling and college football (Roll Tide Roll).

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