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Shelly Martinez, known to fans as Ariel in WWE/ECW and Salinas in TNA, sat down with Highspots for the first in a new series of interviews entitled "Girl Talk". Shelly holds nothing back as she talks in-depth about how she got her start in wrestling, working for WWE and TNA, her views on medical marijuana and so much more. Shelly is intensely personal in this interview and fans will get the feeling of being a "fly on the wall" as two girls "catch up" on how Shelly got to where she is today, both personally and professionally.
Shelly covers the following topics:
How she got involved in pro wrestling
Her training experiences in the indys & developmental in Ohio Valley
What she did to Paul Heyman and how it may have impacted her ECW run
The Ariel character and working with Kevin Thorn
Dealing with other girls in the locker room
Stephanie & Vince McMahon
"The Infamous Batista Feud" that occured backstage
How & why she thinks she was let go by WWE
Who first contacted Shelly from TNA
The name "Salinas" and what it means
TNA Knockouts division
How she got into the LAX group
Was she "too sexy" for TNA? You'll be surprised by this answer and how Shelly reacted to it!
Appearing on TNA TV with no top?!
Shelly's explains her appearance in soft-core porn & posing nude
How & why she went from "Just Say No to Drugs" to being a spokesperson for the medicial use of marijuana
Shelly talks about "breaking up" with wrestling and her future plans