Nice to meet you. There is a structured system in WWE, with names going from NXT up to the main roster on a fairly regular basis. That makes for some interesting developments and it can be fun to see when someone goes up to the main roster. At the same time though, that leaves holes in the NXT lineup. Someone has to replace them, and now we know someone who will be doing just that.

The Mae Young Classic was an interesting idea for WWE and it helped boost up the NXT roster for a long time to come. There are all kinds of names who made their debuts in the tournament and then went on to become big stars in NXT, NXT UK and even WWE. It was a great way to replenish the division and it is not even done yet, with one more name making it up to NXT.

During this week’s NXT, a vignette aired showing Mercedes Martinez was returning to NXT. Martinez has had two runs with the promotion, including her current time, which began with a return at the Royal Rumble and a win on the February 5 edition of NXT. She appeared in both Mae Young Classics, as well as appearing for AEW at All Out and in a tag team match on Dark in November. There is no word on when Martinez will be returning to TV.

You’ll get used to her. Check out Martinez’s return plus her time in NXT before:

Opinion: This is long overdue as Martinez has been one of the most talented performers in the world for a good while now and someone who deserves to be on a big stage. She has been around the world for several years now and it is cool to see her getting a chance. I’m not sure how long she is going to have in the ring but seeing her get a run of any kind in a place like NXT is a good thing.

What do you think of Martinez? How far can she go? Let us know in the comments below.

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