Backstage News Shelly ‘Ariel’ Martinez, Rick Martel/TNA

Ryan Clark

  • For those of you who missed last night’s TNA pay-per-view, former WWE Diva Shelly “Ariel” Martinez finally revealed her true identity as the masked LAX member who was constantly interfering on their behalf in matches. TNA hasn’t given Martinez an official name yet – their official website is simply referring her as a she instead of a he. They wrote in the TNA Final Resolution results section: “Following the bout, Hemme tried to get revenge on the hooded member, but HE revealed himself to be a SHE in one of the most eye-opening reveals in TNA history! Yes, the hooded Latino Nation member was a female all along.” The storyline had been going on for over two months as it started on the November 1, 2007 Impact with Martinez handing LAX a slapjack. Martinez actually made her TNA debut at the Bound for Glory two weeks before in a Knockout Gauntlet battle royal to crown the first TNA Women’s Champion. Officials were impressed enough with her work to offer her a full-time contract shortly thereafter.
  • TNA agent Terry Taylor recently had a double knee replacement operation due to all the damage incurred during his lengthy wrestling career.
  • TNA’s house show tour of Canada right after Christmas drew 900 fans in Montreal on 12/27, 1,000 in Quebec City, 700 in Gatineau, Quebec, and 2,800 in Oshawa, which is 30 minutes outside Toronto.

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