Mercedes Martinez Issues Statement On WWE Release

Mercedes Martinez has posted a statement regarding her WWE release.

Martinez was part of 13 cuts on August 6. She competed in the 2017 Mae Young Classic and signed full-time in January 2020. She last wrestled on the June 29 episode of NXT, teaming with Jake Atlas in a loss to Xia Li & Boa.

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Taking to social media, Martinez issued the following statement on her release:

”My life..I never thought I would ever make it to the WWE. I stayed dedicated, hustled, grinded, and sacrificed more than I could ever imagined to reach that goal. It took 20yrs…..but I wouldn’t change anything bc the universe has a way of making things work out. I never fit the mold ANYWHERE but I stayed TRUE to myself, ALWAYS. The diamond in the rough” so to say….

I truly want to thank @tripleh @wwe and @WWENXT for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. I understand this business is never a guarantee for anything, and that sometimes the risk is higher than the reward. I’m grateful, blessed and humbled. Thank you to all that have text, messaged, emailed, called, and to those that put me on blast on social

The overwhelming love does not go unnoticed. But…….DONT COUNT ME OUT! The BEST of me is still yet to be unseen. I’m rebuilding myself and I know my worth, always have. My drive, dedication, perseverance and my hard knocks stubbornness says I have more to prove. I’m looking forward to THE NEXT CHAPTER!……”

Martinez was originally part of RETRIBUTION, but returned to NXT. You can view her comments on not fitting with RETRIBUTION by clicking here.

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