Shelly Martinez has opened up about an attempted rape that took place during her career.
It started when Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin mentioned a story Vince Russo brought up during one of his podcasts. Russo said that during his time in WWE, a female wrestler came up to him and said one of the male wrestlers had raped her:
Shelly Martinez, best known as Ariel in WWE's revived ECW brand and Salinas in Impact Wrestling, replied to Satin's post, saying that she was almost raped while on a overseas tour, and also that other people have shared with her that they were raped:
It isn't known if she is referring to an overseas tour during her WWE/ECW run, Impact or just an overseas tour she was on as an independent wrestler. She hasn't commented further on the story since posting.
She was a part of WWE from 2005-2007, then joined Impact Wrestling from 2007-2008. She retired earlier this year.