NXT star Mercedes Martinez could be on the way to the main-roster, following her loss to Rhea Ripley on NXT Super Tuesday last night.
Martinez recently returned to NXT and immediately found herself in a rivalry with the former NXT Champion.
After weeks of brawls, the duo faced off in a Steel Cage match in the main event of this week’s NXT episode, with Ripley coming out on top.
It seems like this could be the farewell for Martinez on the black-and-gold brand, as several fans noted that Martinez’s voice was apparently used during the RETRIBUTION promo this week.
Martinez will turn 40 this year, which doesn’t give her a lot of time to perform in WWE.
Another rumored member of Retribution, Dominik Dijakovic, had a similar farewell match in NXT a few weeks ago against Karrion Kross.
WWE could be using the match against Ripley as a way to write out Martinez, and later debut as part of the stable.