Martinez was among the twelve other names of NXT talent let go from the promotion on Friday, Aug, 6.
The ‘Latina Sensation’ took to Twitter to thank fans for all the love and support sent over the past few days, and stated she is looking forward to her next chapter.
Here’s what Mercedes Martinez posted:
“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 media..lol.
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 signed for NXT in January of last year. She had several great matches particularly against Rhea Ripley at Super Tuesday II and more recently when she challenged Raquel Gonzalez for NXT Women’s Championship.
Her last match was a tag-team outing with Jake Atlas against Boa and Xia Li on July 29.
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