Mercedes Martinez has had many ups-and-downs in NXT and now she is speaking about her time with Robert Stone as a manager.
NXT to confront Io Shirai and stake her claim for the NXT Women's Championship. Previously, she was in NXT alongside Robert Stone before briefly going up to Monday Night Raw as part of RETRIBUTION.
Speaking to Comic Book, Mercedes opened up about why she felt that her pairing with Stone was awkward.
"Yeah, I think it was an awkward pairing, but I think we fed off of each other, and I think the way I looked at it was I had to focus on my in-ring stuff," Martinez said. "Anything outside of the ring, that was the whole point of the Robert Stone Brand and his job, was to make sure he made a match for me, focus on the business side of it while I focus on my training, the working out, and focus on what I need to do in the ring. Somehow, someway, it just didn't work out. His dynamic was different. The dynamic was pairing me up with Aliyah and it was like a little sister, big sister type of thing, but sometimes, egos clash. I'm a no-nonsense type of a wrestler and a person, and Aliyah's like this little, annoying, little person, and Robert Stone just wasn't the right fit for me at that time. It worked for what it had to work for, and it got me to where I had to get to, but it wasn't the right fit for that time."
Martinez also reacted to quickly pulling away from RETRIBUTION. You can read her comments at this link.
Next for Mercedes is the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic where she tags with Toni Storm on NXT.