AEW star Mercedes Martinez was briefly a part of Retribution in WWE, The newly crowned interim Ring Of Honor Women’s Champion revealed her reason for leaving the stable so quickly during the ROH Supercard Of Honor media scrum.
“We don’t talk about that,” she said on Retribution. “Yeah, the whole Retribution thing, I think for me, the decision to not be a part of that was probably a great decision for me personally. I always believe my legacy has to be me in my truest form. Which is like Mercedes Martinez, not part of a group or in a mask. Not to take away from anything that anybody in that group, they have their own decisions to make. For me, personally in my career, in 20 years, I really did not want to change anything that I had worked so hard for.”
“The basis of my career has always been, ‘I want to do this my way.’ True to my form, the truest I can be, very authentic,” she said. “And it was always Mercedes, Mercedes, Mercedes. Have I turned down opportunities? Yes, of course. I truly believe that was not the direction that I wanted my career to go. And everybody was on board, there was no bad press or anything, everyone was on the same page, they understood where I was going, what I wanted to do for my career. And that was it, I left and went back to NXT and kept my career there. For me, it was a good decision for me, personally.”
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