As first confirmed by Ryan Satin on WWE Backstage, veteran wrestler and former Mae Young Classic competitor Mercedes Martinez will competing on tonight’s episode of WWE NXT, just one week after reports of her signing with the company first surfaced.
Martinez will be taking part in a #1 contender’s battle royal to find the next challenger to Rhea Ripley and the NXT Women’s Championship, with the match going down next month at NXT Takeover: Portland.
Other names announced for the battle royal include Bianca Belair, Candice LeRae, Chelsea Green, Dakota Kai, Vanessa Borne, Kayden Carter, Mia Yim, Santana Garrett, Io Shirai, Shotzi Blackheart, and Xia Li.
One of the newest @WWEPC recruits @RealMMartinez, will be in the 'Battle Royale' to determine the #1 Contender for @RheaRipley_WWE's #WWENXT Women's Championship on TOMORROW's @WWENXT! #WWEBackstage pic.twitter.com/1K4Oh9OzNz
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) January 15, 2020