Shelly Martinez talked to VOC Nation as part of our 1 year anniversary in the cloud, giving fans insight into what her own podcast is all about, but also some inside information that fans may not know about her exit from WWE. You can hear the entire anniversary show at http://vocnation.com, which also features interviews with Joey Styles, Tommy Dreamer, Jimmy Hart, and others.
Here is a sample of what the former Vampire of ECW Ariel had to say:
On Batista Getting her Fired from WWE: “Batista and I had an aggressive conversation backstage and he said something that were unnecessary and uncalled for. If it was outside of wrestling, I’m pretty sure it could have been a legal problem for both Batista and WWE. But this is wrestling, and it’s a man’s business, so I fired back and they fired me. I was just a vampire girl in the fake ECW; he was Batista, and they wanted to accommodate him.”
On her Passion for Radio: “I’ve always wanted to do radio. Podcasts are the new way of radio. 4 years ago, I started the show Funtime Radio with my sister Danielle, and we always had a vision for it, but we didn’t know how to quite make it happen. One thing we wanted to do was team up with a network like VOC Nation and make it more (of a success). People are afraid sometimes to speak their true minds, and we’re not afraid to say what’s on our mind and share our true stories. It’s really cool to be able to give all sides of me (not just wrestling) to VOC Nation listeners.”
On What Makes Her Show Different: “Podcasts are no stranger in the wrestling world these days. There’s a lot of prior talent that has podcasts. What’s different (about my shows) for me is that I’m a female wrestler that was fired by WWE and that also worked at TNA. What’s cool about Martinez Girls Radio is that you not only get to hear my stories about being (in the trenches), but you get to hear her outside perspective of watching me go through it. Whether it’s promoters sending me pictures of their (genitals) or trying to (get over on me), I’m not afraid to talk about it.”
Shelly can be heard in the VOC Nation Radio Network on Monday afternoons at 3:30 ET with her #SaveWrestling podcast, and again on Friday Nights at 8PM ET for Martinez Girls Radio.