Mercedes Martinez is one of the most esteemed and widely regarded wrestlers in history. Her journey to WWE has been long, arduous and took her nearly two-decades to achieve her goal. In January it was announced that she had signed for the NXT and reported to the Performance Center. After 19 long years, Mercedes Martinez arrived in NXT and the WWE PC YouTube channel have produced a video to commemorate her amazing journey.
Martinez took to Twitter to celebrate her journey and her drive and determination needed to achieve her goals. Using a quote from NFL Sideline Reporter, Erin Andrews, Martinez wrote “Success doesn’t happen overnight. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t look back.”
Since her arrival in NXT, Martinez has made an instant impact on the brand making her debut as a surprise entrant in the number one contender’s battle royal. The crowd would erupt as old enemies Martinez and Shayna Baszler would square up and throw hands during the match. Martinez would be included in the Royal Rumble and is currently unbeaten in her NXT run.
The potential matchups that Mercedes can have in NXT with the amazing range of talent on the roster are genuinely exciting and highly-anticipated. I for one cannot wait to see what Martinez and NXT have in store for us in 2020.
The video itself is truly heartwarming and inspirational. Martinez is very honest about her challenges, sacrifices and obstacles she has had to overcome to get to WWE. Highly recommended viewing.
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