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Former WWE Superstar Shelly ‘Ariel’ Martinez says she ‘almost got raped’ on overseas tour

In response to a tweet from Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin on a Vince Russo story from his days with WWE about an unnamed female wrestler who told him she was raped by a male wrestler, former WWE Superstar Shelly Martinez tweeted the following:

Martinez does not specify that it was a WWE tour, but her comment being in reponse to Satin’s tweet - and that she replies to and doesn’t dispute a reponse specifying dates when she was with the company - makes it reasonable to assume that she’s talking about something that occurred while she was with WWE.

From 2005 - 2007, Martinez was under contract to WWE. After a year in developmental (then Ohio Valley Wrestling), in 2006 she worked on the ECW brand as “Ariel”, a manager/valet for Kevin Thorne, both of whom had vampire gimmicks. She was released in May of 2007.

We will update when we have more information.

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