AEW's Unrestricted Podcast Feat. Mercedes Martinez
Mercedes Martinez, the interim Ring of Honor Women’s Champion, explains what the honor means to her and why it’s so significant for the ROH women’s division. Mercedes talks about her first opportunity at AEW at 2019’s ALL OUT, why she believes that she was always meant to be at AEW, and the conversations she had with Tony Khan to make it happen. Mercedes also discusses her AEW: DYNAMITE debut against Thunder Rosa, how she hopes to use her veteran status to level up the women’s division, and why she feels it’s important for her to share her experience and expertise with both the AEW and ROH locker rooms. Plus, Mercedes reveals her childhood dream of being law enforcement, her desire to have a 60-minute match with Serena Deeb, her admiration for FTR, the first time she ever met Kenny Omega, and the importance of being authentic to yourself.
Mercedes Martinez on being interim Ring of Honor Women’s Champion:
“For me to hold that title now in my career, it’s something that I take really to the heart, so I’m just hoping that I can just do it justice.”
Mercedes Martinez on making her AEW: DYNAMITE debut against Thunder Rosa:
“I don’t think I could have made any better of a debut than against [Thunder] Rosa because sometimes when you’re good friends, you can also be better enemies.”