The last we saw Mercedes Martinez in WWE, she was in RETRIBUTION and rumors were she’d be called Retaliation. But she wasn’t in Mustafa Ali’s group for long. She soon disappeared with word she’d be returning to NXT.
Recently she commented about COVID 19 and having a son who is immunocompromised, making her absence from WWE/NXT very understandable.
Tonight, that absence ended.
SHE'S BAAAACCKKKKK!@RealMMartinez has RETURNED to #WWENXT and she's taking out the champ! @shirai_io pic.twitter.com/f6LKz8RhSL— WWE (@WWE) December 24, 2020
After Toni Storm talked some trash about NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai, the champ marched to the ring and set up a chair to call out Storm. Instead, she got attacked by a vicious Mercedes. Martinez locked Io in a sleeper and then tossed her in to the fence outside the ring. The announcers reported the champ was stretchered out after the break.
This will surely lead to a killer match between the two, possibly at the New Year’s Evil special on Jan. 6.
Excited to see Mercedes back?
You can find all the results to tonight’s episode of NXT at the live blog here.