Mercedes Martinez made a name for herself in WWE NXT, but was called up to the main roster last year as part of the Retribution stable and given a new name.
However, she wasn’t with the group for long as fans picked up on how she disappeared from television without any explanation. It was reported last November that Martinez was no longer part of the stable because she did not want to be part of the stable. She was removed from the group before they all signed new contracts.
Martinez did an interview with PWinsider.com to discuss a wide range of topics including why she’s no longer part of the group.
“I was given an opportunity, and I took the opportunity not knowing what the outcome would be, you got to make the best with anything you can, but I think when that opportunity came, it just wasn’t for me. When you hit the pinnacle of your career, as I did, hitting 20 years, you want to make the most of your career, and make it part of a legacy…I just think being part of that group, it’s not hidden fact that it was me, I don’t hide the fact, I don’t mention it, only because it was just a small part of what the bigger picture is.
It’s kind of one of those things where it’s, “this is where Mercedes is, but maybe it doesn’t fit the mold, doesn’t fit her career’. It was no hard feelings, I just think we both had two different plans, I wanted one thing to go one way, and they had a different outlook. I wish them success, to all those part of the group, and I wish them the best.”
WWE has continued on with the group and has added Mustafa Ali as the leader of it.