Shelly Martinez



[Shelly Martinez GALLERY]

[Kevin Thorn Profile]

Title History

  • EWF Intergender Tag Team titles [as Desire] w/Threat defeating Eric Matlock and Devon Willis (July 2002);

Career Highlights [Courtesy in part oF]

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • April 2005 – Shelly Martinez signed a developmental contract with WWE.  By July of that year she had begun training and wrestling in their primary developmental territory OVW, using simply “Shelly” as a ring name.
  • Shelly Martinez’s first role there had her, along with Beth Phoenix, acting as co-manager for Aaron Stevens.  As part of her affiliation with Phoenix and Stevens, Shelly had an erotic gimmick, with a relationship between all three being implied.
  • Shelly Martinez was involved in a scripted rivalry with Alexis Laree, with Shelly and Phoenix attacking her on several occasions and the pair wrestled her in handicap matches.
  • October 29, 2005 – OVW: Shelly Martinez defeated Alexis Laree.
  • January 27, 2006 – Shelly Martinez and Beth Phoenix appeared together on the episode of Heat as part of The Heart Throbs (Romeo Roselli and Antonio Thomas) “Throb-o-Meter” section, dancing in the ring with the team and teasing a kiss, before being interrupted by Trevor Murdoch.
  • February 2006 – Shelly Martinez began a gimmick of being obsessed with Paul Burchill, who was using a pirate gimmick on SmackDown!. It began at the television tapings on February 1, when Burchill had picked her up to perform a piledriver, but instead carried her backstage after looking at her underwear.
  • This obsession provoked a feud with Beth Phoenix, when Shelly Martinez attacked Phoenix who was attempting to stop Shelly from attacking Cherry during a match between Burchill and Deuce Shade.
  • As part of the feud, Shelly and Phoenix competed against each other in several matches, including a street fight at the television tapings on April 19, 2006.
  • May 6, 2006 – VelocityShelly Martinez appeared as Paul Burchill’s valet for his match against Road Warrior Animal, and was referred to as his “buxom wench”.
  • Returning to OVW, she became involved in Seth Skyfire’s ongoing feud with Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Roni Jonah.
  • Upon her debut on the ECW brand in mid-2006, Martinez began using the ring name Ariel in OVW as well.
  • November 2006 – Ariel unsuccessfully challenged Beth Phoenix for the OVW Women’s Championship.
  • January 25, 2007 – OVW: Shelly Martinez and Jon Bolen defeated Stevens and Phoenix.


  • In mid-2006, Shelly Martinez joined the ECW brand as Ariel, a tarot reading fortune teller. Originally, Martinez was to be part of a ‘vampire’ faction with Gangrel and Kevin Thorn; however, the faction did not materialize on television.  Instead, Ariel and Thorn began appearing in vignettes together.
  • July 25, 2006 – ECW: Fertig made his in-ring debut with Ariel acting as his valet.
  • Ariel then increased her ringside presence during Kevin Thorn’s matches, often interfering in his matches, and Thorn began a scripted feud with Balls Mahoney.
  • In order to counteract Ariel’s interference, Mahoney began bringing in Francine as an equalizer.
  • September 26, 2006 – ECW: Ariel made her ECW in-ring debut against Francine in an “Extreme Catfight”, which ended as a no contest due to interference from both Thorn and Mahoney.  The two teams feuded until early October, until Francine was released by WWE.
  • During a match between Thorn and CM Punk, Kelly Kelly interfered in order to help Punk. As a result, Punk won the match, and Ariel and Thorn attacked Kelly after the match.
  • At the December to Dismember pay-per-view, Thorn and Ariel defeated Kelly and Kelly’s on-screen boyfriend Mike Knox in a mixed tag team match, after Knox walked out on Kelly.
  • The next week on ECW, Ariel lost to Kelly in a singles match, when Kelly utilized a roll-up for the victory.
  • February 6, 2007 – ECW: Ariel and Thorn joined Elijah Burke, Matt Striker, and Marcus Cor Von in forming the New Breed stable.  Ariel began accompanying the New Breed to the ring during their matches, and appeared at WrestleMania 23, managing the New Breed during their match against the ECW Originals.
  • Shortly afterward, Burke announced a match between Thorn and CM Punk, after Punk had betrayed the New Breed, but Thorn lost. After the match, Thorn quit the New Breed, as none of the other members interfered during the match to help him.
  • May 18, 2006 – ECW: Shelly Martinez was released from her WWE contract.

Independent Promotions:

  • April 10, 2004 – UPW: Valentina defeated Desire.
  • Shelly Martinez has since wrestled under her real name for the Perros del Mal promotion in Mexico.
  • Shelly Martinez is part of both World Independent Ladies Division and World Wrestling Fan Xperience in the Philippines.
  • Shelly Martinez has also appeared as a valet for Dragon Gate USA.
  • September 9, 2006 – DPW: Cindy Rogers defeated Ariel and Nikki Roxx in a 3-way match.
  • September 26, 2006 – ECW on Sci-Fi: Ariel vs Francine ended in a no contest.
  • November 5, 2006 – OVW TV: Katie Lea defeated Ariel, Beth Phoenix, Jenny Mae, Melody, ODB, Roni Jonah and Serena to win the OVW women’s title.
  • December 3, 2006 – ECW December to Dismember: Ariel and Kevin Thorn defeated Kelly Kelly and Mike Knox.
  • December 5, 2006 – ECW on Sci-Fi: Kelly Kelly defeated Ariel.
  • January 25, 2007 – OVW House Show: Ariel and Jon Bolen defeated Beth Phoenix and Aaron Stevens.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling:

  • October 14, 2007 – TNA Bound for Glory: Gail Kim defeated Salinas, Angelina Love, Awesome Kong, Velvet Sky, Christy Hemme, Jackie Moore, Traci Brooks, Roxxi and ODB to win the vacant TNA knockouts title in a battle royal.
  • November 4, 2007 – AWS: Shelly Martinez defeated Raquel.
  • January 2008 – Final Resolution: The mystery masked wrestler was unveiled as Shelly Martinez after attacking Christy Hemme again.  On the following episode of Impact!, Homicide and Hernandez gave her the name “Salinas”.
  • February 26, 2008 – TNA Impact: Awesome Kong defeated Salinas.
  • March 10, 2008 – TNA Impact: Christy Hemme, Jimmy Rave and Lance Hoyt defeated Salinas, Hernandez and Homicide.
  • March 27, 2008 – TNA Impact: Salinas, Hernandez and Homicide defeated Rhaka Khan, Petey Williams and Scott Steiner.
  • April 13, 2008 – TNA Lockdown: Angelina Love and Roxxi defeated Salinas, Traci Brooks, Velvet Sky, Rhaka Khan, Jacqueline, Christy Hemme and Traci Brooks in a steel cage match.
  • May 8, 2008 – TNA Impact: Gail Kim defeated Salinas, ODB, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Christy Hemme, Jacqueline, ODB, Roxxi and Traci Brooks in a Barber’s share on a pole immunity match.
  • May 11, 2008 – TNA Sacrifice: Gail Kim defeated Salinas, Roxxi, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Christy Hemme, Jacqueline, ODB, Rhaka Khan and Traci Brooks in a #1 contenders battle royal for the women’s title.
  • June 19, 2008 – TNA Impact: Jacqueline defeated Salinas.
  • July 17, 2008 – TNA Impact: Velvet Sky defeated Salinas, Christy Hemme, Gail Kim, Angelina Love, Jacqueline, ODB, Rhaka Khan, Roxxi and Traci Brooks in a 10 women’s battle royal.
  • August 7, 2008 – TNA Impact: Awesome Kong defeated Salinas.
  • This storyline was put in place as a way to take Martinez off television, as she had quit TNA to film an Italian thriller movie.

Independent Circuit:

  • February 6, 2010 – Wrestling Legends Tour: Shelly Martinez defeated Traci Brooks.
  • February 7, 2010 – Wrestling Legends Tour: Traci Brooks and Bad Bones defeated Ariel and Kevin Thorn.
  • July 25, 2010 – PDM: Annie Social and La Diva Solvage defeated Shelly Martinez and Medussa.
  • August 25, 2010 – NWA from Hollywood: Shelly Martinez defeated Lucky O’Shea.
  • May 11, 2012 – RPW: RPW womens’ champion Melanie Cruise defeated Shelly Martinez, Nikki St. John, Sassy Stephie, Serenity and Taylor Made in a 6-way match to retain the title.
  • August 9, 2012 – JCW: Shelly Martinez defeated Amber O’Neal.
  • August 18, 2012 – WOW: Shelly Martinez defeated Rosita.
  • September 8, 2012 – Vendetta Pro: Amanda defeated Shelly Martinez, Terra Calaway, Brittany Wonder, Gold Digger, Heather Lynn, Nicole Savoy and Payton Michelle in the Luna Vachon Memorial battle royal.
  • October 5, 2012 – Hoodslam: Shelly Martinez defeated El Chupacabra, Sexy Chino and The Mega Man in a 4-way match.
  • November 2, 2012 – Hoodslam: Brittany Wonder, Joe DeSoul, Sexy Chino, Shelly Martinez and The Scorpion defeated Blanka, Johnny Cage , Ryu, The Nightwolf and Zangief.
  • December 6, 2012 – PWS: Shelly Martinez defeated Amber O’Neal.
  • February 9, 2013 – PWS: Amber O’Neal defeated Shelly Martinez in a bra and panties match.
  • March 28, 2013 – CWFH: Shelly Martinez defeated Jezabel Romo.
  • April 11, 2013 – CWFH: Shelly Martinez defeated Seville Alvarez.
  • April 15, 2013 – Casino Royale 2013: PWR women’s champion Cheerleader Melissa defeated Shelly Martinez to retain the title.
  • May 4, 2013 – HOW: Heather Patera defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • May 5, 2013 – HOW: Heather Patera and Trevor Murdoch defeated Dan Jasser and Shelly Martinez.
  • May 9, 2013 – CWFH: Shelly Martinez defeated Kitana Vera.
  • May 11, 2013 – PWS Bombshells Ladies of Wrestling: Shelly Martinez defeated Serena Deeb.
  • May 23, 2013 – CFWH: Nikki and Zokre defeated Shelly Martinez and Pinky.
  • May 26, 2013 – AWS: Shelly Martinez, Candice LeRae and Hector Canales defeated Kitana Vera, Chris Kadillak and Mondo Vega.
  • May 30, 2013 – CWFH: Shelly Martinez defeated Mariah Moreno.
  • June 26, 2013 – Vendetta Pro: Kiara Dillon defeated Shelly Martinez by disqualification.
  • June 30, 2013 – Vendetta Pro: Shelly Martinez defeated Winter.
  • July 26, 2013 – PWS: Shelly Martinez defeated Angelina Love.
  • August 2, 2013 – Hoodslam: El Supercabra and Shelly Martinez defeated Doc Atrocity and El Chupacabra.
  • August 9, 2013 – JCW: Shelly Martinez defeated Miss Natural.
  • September 13, 2013 – Vendetta Pro: Allie Parker and Hudson Envy defeated Shelly Martinez, Andrea The Giant, Brittany Wonder, Calypso, Kitana Vera, Kurai Hime, Raze and Mariah Moreno in the Luna Vachon Memorial battle royal.
  • October 31, 2013 – CWFH: Shelly Martinez was in a battle royal won by Tyler Bateman.
  • November 10, 2013 – Championship Wrestling from Hollywood: Shelly Martinez and Ricky Mandel defeated Todd Chandler in a handicap match.
  • November 16, 2013 – DWA: Shelly Martinez defeated Leah Von Dutch.
  • November 27, 2013 – CWFH: Shelly Martinez defeated Sage Sinn.
  • December 12, 2013 – CWFH: Sage Sinn defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • December 19, 2013 – CWFH: Shelly Martinez and Danielle Martinez defeated Jezabel Romo and Sage Sinn.
  • January 10, 2014 – SBW: Shelly Martinez vs. Nikki ended in a no contest.
  • January 11, 2014 – FSW: Reby Sky defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • February 7, 2014 – SBW: Shelly Martinez defeated Hudson Envy.
  • March 23, 2014 – FSW: Shelly Martinez defeated Reby Sky.
  • April 4, 2014 – SBW: Shelly Martinez and Pinky defeated Sage Sinn and Joey Kaos.
  • May 4, 2014 – APW: Cheerleader Melissa defeated Chica Tormenta, Datura and Shelly Martinez in a 4-way elimination match to win the vacant women’s title.
  • May 10, 2014 – WSU: Candice LeRae and Joey Ryan defeated Shelly Martinez and JT Dunn in the quarter-finals.
  • May 17, 2014 – RPW: Shelly Martinez defeated Alexxis Nevaeh.
  • July 19, 2014 – MCW: Reby Sky defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • August 23, 2014 – Hoodslam: Brittany Wonder defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • September 5, 2014 – Hoodslam: Shelly Martinez defeated Brittany Wonder.
  • September 14, 2014 – APW: Savanah Riley defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • October 3, 2014 – Hoodslam: Shelly Martinez defeated Brittany Wonder.
  • October 25, 2014 – NWA Vendetta Pro: Kikyo Nakamura defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • November 22, 2014 – NWFA: Kylee Sutton defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • January 10, 2015 – Knokx Pro Entertainment: Gangrel w Shelly Martinez defeated One Leroy Wolf Pack w Baby Carlos.
  • January 17, 2015 – SBW: Raze defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • February 6, 2015 – Hoodslam: Antonia Butabi and Joani Butabi defeated Xena and Hercules, Cammy and Poison & Bat Shelly and Storm (Shelly Martinez) in a 4-way tag team match.
  • March 11, 2015 – FWE: Shelly Martinez defeated Deonna Purrazzo.
  • May 3, 2015 – BTW: Mickie James defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • August 23, 2015 – Lucha TO: Josh Movado and Shelly Martinez defeated Abe Jackson and Alexia Nicole.
  • August 30, 2015 – Central Coast Comic Con: Kitana Vera and Tommy Purr defeated Shelly Martinez and Jacob Tarasso.
  • October 3, 2015 – UPW: Ashley Grace defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • November 14, 2015 – JAPW: Shelly Martinez defeated Kimber Lee.
  • December 6, 2015 – BTW: LuFisto defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • March 19, 2016 – Grindhouse Entertainment: Shotzi Blackheart defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • April 22, 2016 – TNA One Night Only – Knockouts PPV (Taped): Rebel defeated Shelly Martinez.
  • April 24, 2016 – Freakshow: Kahmora and Shelly Martinez defeated Kat Von Heez and Kikyo.
  • October 14, 2016 – WOW: Kiara Dillon defeated Siren.
  • January 15, 2017 – UIPW: Lady Lee and Shelly Martinez defeated Amazona and Datura.
  • February 4, 2017 – Hoodslam: Brittany Wonder and Sin Voorhees defeated Pizza Cat and Shelly Martinez.
  • March 4, 2017 – SWF: Kid Christian and Shelly Martinez defeated Antoinette Marie and Damian Gibbs.
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