Alongside names such as Ayesha Ray, Jessica James, Lei’D Tapa, Miranda, Marti Belle, Santana Garrett, Renee Michelle and Barbi Hayden that we revealed being in Florida to undergo medical testing for WWE’s Mae Young Classic. Other names that are in Florida undergoing medical testing that we can confirm are Nicole Savoy, Shayna Baszler and SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez.
Nicole Savoy, 30, a California based independent wrestler is the former Heart of SHIMMER Champion, a title she won at SHIMMER Volume 80 in Dallas, Texas in 2016 and just lost this past weekend to Shazza McKenzie after returning from an ACL Injury she suffered at her WWE Tryout in September of 2016. Nicole served for two years on a military base in Shreveport, Louisiana, before moving to Sacramento, California to begin pro wrestling training. She attended Duane Gill’s Gillberg Pro Wrestling Academy and Sacramento Wrestling Federation.
Shayna Baszler, the current reigning AIW Women’s Champion is no stranger to the performance center, having helped train Nikki Bella while she was training from her return from injury over the Summer which was featured on Total Bellas/Total Divas. Shayna made the transition from MMA to Professional Wrestling on September 26, 2015 where she faced Cheerleader Melissa in a singles bout. She received a WWE tryout back in September of 2016.
Mercedes Martinez is the current reigning SHIMMER Champion, WSU Champion, nCw Femmes Fatales Champion, and one half of the SHINE Tag Team Champions. The 36 year old is one of the top names in independent wrestling and even was inducted into the WSU Hall of Fame this year.