Presumably this is WWE staff members rather than wrestlers, and not all of the addresses are necessarily genuine.Former WWE Diva Shelly Martinez (Salinas in TNA) and TNA Knockout Raisha Saeed (Cheerleader Melissa on the Indys) are both involved with a worked MMA promotion called the Lingerie Fighting Championships.While has long been one of the leaders in the beloved wrestling “shoot interview,” I personally feel that their best interviews have been with the women of professional wrestling.The “Diva Diaries” Maria Kanellis interview still makes me gasp and laugh out loud, even after multiple viewings.She is known for her work with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its ECW brand under the ring name Ariel and for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Salinas as valet to The Latin American Xchange (LAX).Martinez entered professional wrestling in December 2000.As a former WWE Diva, she was the vampiric Ariel and as a former TNA Knockout, she got in touch with her Latin roots as Salinas.
Even when offering criticism of her peers, Shelly is quick to point out positive qualities (where present) of these individuals and own up to her own shortcomings, which is quite refreshing. Gertner begins in chronological order, asking the basic questions related to Shelley breaking into the wrestling business.
She worked mainly on the independent circuit in Southern California, using the name Desire, competing for promotions, including Revolution Pro Wrestling, Ultimate Pro Wrestling and the Empire Wrestling Federation (EWF).
In July 2002, she teamed with Threat to win the EWF Tag Team Championship.
Then, straight from the horse’s mouth — the real story about her release and the clashes with WWE Superstar, Batista. By reposting elsewhere or transcribing the contents of this interview, you agree to provide the appropriate credit i.e. Check back tomorrow for part two of the interview when Shelly dishes on the final blow-out with Batista that led to her release, her time in TNA and much more.
For more on Shelly, please visit her official website