In a recent interview with SoloWrestling, WWE NXT superstar Mercedes Martinez discussed several topics, including joining WWE being the ultimate goal for her.

“I think with WWE, it’s everyone’s, I think it is everyone’s ultimate goal and it was always my ultimate goal to come to WWE and I didn’t know in reality if I was actually ever going to make it here after 20 years in the business. It’s one of those things that you kind of leave behind in the back of your head like, yeah I’ll get there when I get there.

It may not be a thing, so you want to look at other outlets, whether it’s wrestling overseas and the other companies, but once WWE contacted me I had no issues what so ever signing that contract, I already knew, here you go, sign it on the dotted line, what are the conditions, but it definitely always was the goal and even if it wasn’t, to me, if I didn’t get to be a part of WWE, I knew that I would still be wrestling for a couple more years.

My career was winding down and this was just an opportunityt aht I had to get and an opportunity that I really, really needed and the combination of all the hard work I’ve done and it just so happens that it came at almost my 20-year point.”

The interview is available in full at this link.