Shelly Martinez

Dec 7, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

shelly martinez

Real name: Shelley Martinez
Height: 5’4″
Weight: 114 lbs.
Date of birth: February 9, 1980
Hometown: Chino, CA
Pro debut: 2000
Trained by: Revolution Pro
Finishing move: FTS & Shell Shock


– Martinez began her career in various Californian indies as ‘Desire’, not to be confused with the NWA:TNA wrestler of the same name
– On July 19, 2002, Desire & Threat won a 6-team Battle Royale to win the vacant EWF Tag Team Titles
– In mid-2004, Martinez competed for WEW both under her real name, and as ‘Cle-Ho-Patra’
– In April 2005, Martinez signed a WWE Development contract and would report to OVW in the summer
– In mid-2006, Martinez debuted in ECW as ‘Ariel’, and would align herself with Kevin Thorn
– At ECW’s December to Dismember, Ariel and Kevin Thorn defeated Kelly Kelly and Mike Knox.
– In February 2007, Ariel & Thorn joined the New Breed stable
– WWE released Martinez on May 18, 2007
– Martinez competed in the Knockouts Title Gauntlet Match at TNA Bound For Glory 2007. She would sign with the company shortly thereafter
– Martinez made her ‘official’ TNA debut at Final Resolution 2008, unveiling herself as ‘Salinas’ and aligning with LAX
– In September 2008, Martinez quit TNA
– In early 2011, Martinez stated that she was leaving the wrestling business
– Martinez returned to wrestling in May 2012 for Resistance Pro in Chicago and would resume a near-full time schedule beginning that summer
– Martinez made a one night only return to TNA at Knockouts Knockdown 2016, losing to Rebel in a match that has gone down in infamy as one of the worst in the promotion’s history
– In May 2017, Martinez announced her imminent retirement from wrestling. She would work her final match for Germany’s DWA that November

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