Mercedes Martinez recently spoke with Mirror in regards to her time with WWE. She is heavily regarded as an indie darling who has collected numerous titles. She is currently one half of the Shimmer Tag Team Champions, with Cheerleader Melissa.
Although she is not signed with WWE, Martinez has participated in several matches on NXT. She spoke highly of her time competing in the Mae Young Classic
During the inaugural tournament, she made it to the semifinals before losing to finalist, Shayna Baszler. There are already rumors of a third Mae Young Classic.
The “Latina Sensation” spoke humbly about her time in the Classic. She told Mirror that her second year doing it was quite a shock.
“When it came to the second it was more like, ‘why?!’ Like, ‘do I really deserve this second spotlight when there are so many other females that can be in my place?’ Then I realized, there’s a reason why I’m here for the second.”
She noted that the second time around it felt important for the indie stars to compete and show their skills on a larger stage.
The conversation transitioned from there into WWE Evolution and if there will ever be an all-female branded show. With the growing roster, the company could potentially showcase women on their own brand.
Mercedes had the following to say in regards to the idea:
” I think if they go in the right direction, I really do think they can have their own brand and something just for females. You have companies: Shimmer, Eve, Shine, Femme Fatal, Bellatrix. There’s just so many women’s companies out there that have their own brand and their own streaming. This is a market – just females. “
So, it’s not just enough to do a pay-per-view, we want our own stuff.” She continues, “And I think, even if you’ve got your Raw, Smackdown, NXT, NXT UK and 205 Live, what about women’s stuff? Not just the Mae Young Classic, but something of our own. I think that’s going to be the next big thing. Something weekly like a 205
WWE hasn’t planned an all-women brand. However, the idea isn’t far fetched.
Mirror highlights other topics such as her relationship with Sara Amato, her past injuries, her thoughts on All Elite Wrestling, and her goal to be in WWE. You can read the entire interview here.
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