Mercedes Martinez suffered a pretty scary time at the recent Shimmer event, but it looks like she is going to be okay. Not only did she receive a ton of well-wishes, but it seems to have made her even stronger as if that was even possible.

Martinez updated fans with a lengthy Facebook message to let everyone know how she is doing. It wasn’t a good time because she was suffering from some scary symptoms, but it looks like she’s going to be alright.

To every single fan that have expressed concern for me in the last 24hrs. I cant imagine what everyone was thinking while watching LIVE in person or on fite TV.

TRUST….I’m a strong and resilient wrestler and can take a beating and keep ticking, but sometimes your body just had enough and needs a breather.

Yes, I couldnt breathe
Yes, I lost feeling in my face
Yes, my whole entire left side of my body was in shock and unbearable pain
No, I never thought I would be carried out of the ring as every wrestler ALWAYS wants to be able to walk out on their own.

HOWEVER, even in tears, in pain, and the occasional laugh bc lexie Fyfe or melissa tried to cheer me up….I can hear you, the fans!! The overwhelming chants of my name.

It’s a scary moment when u think everything u worked hard for comes crashing down in a split second. U take it in, soak it up and try not to overthink the negative. Positive thinking goes a long way…..

With that being said, my official diagnosis is:
Bruised ribs.

Which I told the dr “thank u for making my day bc I can still wrestle!!” To which he replied: “u need to rest up and see how u feel. There will be no person being thrown on top of u for awhile.”….and some other stuff which I can read on my medical sheet,Hehe….

my reply, “doc, i got u!! I’ll be the 1 throwing other ppl on top of ppl instead. No worries, I’ll follow what u say.”

Needless to say, I had a cool doc and I’m still as sarcastic and funny.

In all seriousness and from my humble heart of Rican awesomeness:

Thank you. To buying merch, to supporting me, and giving me another reason to keep doing what I love…..each and every fan out there has touched my heart and it humbled me even more.

But dont think I’m soft!! I’m still a badass!! 

Hopefully, she will be able to wrestle for a long time to come and not have any more close calls like this one. One thing is for sure, it will take a lot more than bruised ribs to bring someone like Mercedes Martinez down and she only further proved that last night.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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