Mercedes Martinez on Finally Signing with WWE: “I Worked for This Moment for 19 Years!”

As noted earlier on Tuesday at this link, WWE announced that the following 6 new recruits have reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando to begin working under their developmental deals – former Mae Young Classic competitor and veteran talent Mercedes Martinez, Emily Andzulis of NBC and The Rock’s Titan Games, former NFL player Anthony Francis, indie wrestler Jake Atlas from Stephanie McMahon’s “Undercover Boss” episode, former Cirque du Soleil performer “Iking” Sidney Bateman, former college basketball player Zechariah Smith.

Martinez took to Twitter and commented on how she’s worked for this moment for 19 years.

“See that SMILE??!!! who says dreams cant become a reality?!! I worked for this moment for 19yrs!! I’m where I’m SUPPOSED to be at this moment in time. Sacrifice, determination, hardwork, motivation, & staying humble got me here. THANK YOU [Puerto Rico flag emoji] [rainbow flag emoji] [heart emoji] @WWEUniverse @WWENXT,” she wrote.

Martinez will be in action on this week’s WWE NXT episode as she competes in the Battle Royal with Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Chelsea Green, Dakota Kai, Vanessa Borne, Kayden Carter, Mia Yim, Santana Garrett, Io Shirai, Shotzi Blackheart and Xia Li. The winner will go on to challenge NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley at the “Takeover: Portland” event in mid-February.

You can see the full tweet from Martinez below:

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