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.

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