As reported the day after the show, Mercedes was taken to hospital on a stretcher but was cleared of any major issues, bar a stinger and some bumps & bruises. However, since then it has been confirmed that Mercedes did indeed suffer a concussion during the main event War Games steel cage match at the November 19th show.
In shades of a similar situation with Serena which forced her to be pulled from the same show, Mercedes is still exhibiting symptoms of a concussion suffered last month. The concussion stemmed from a side-Russian-leg sweep from the top rope and was aggravated further later in the match.
The main concern at this time, I’m told, is risking flying while recovering from her concussion. Thus, Martinez has been pulled from WSU’s January 21st show in Stirling, NJ. She was due to face Jennifer Cruz.
Following a local show in her home state of Florida this weekend, Martinez is scheduled to take some time off from in-ring competition until March 2012, when she is set to defend the WSU World Championship against Jessicka Havok on March 5th on Internet pay per view.
WSU promoter Sean McCaffrey tells me that they are hoping Martinez will be healthy for the 5th Anniversary Show on March 5th.
From everyone here at Diva Dirt, our best wishes go out to Mercedes on a speedy recovery!