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NEW WWE SIGNING CONFIRMED

By Mike Johnson on 2018-10-12 11:06:00

Former Ring of Honor TV Champion Punishment Martinez has signed with World Wrestling Entertainment and is slated to start shortly at the WWE Performance Center and the NXT brand this month, PWInsider.com has confirmed.

Martinez, who lost the TV title tonight during ROH's most recent TV taping in Las Vegas, opted to move on to WWE after turning down a new deal with ROH, letting his contract expire in August.

Martinez broke into the business training with the Monster Factory in New Jersey and became a regular with ROH after a strong performance in the 2016 Top Prospect Tournament, which was won by Lio Rush.  He was signed to a contract in July 2016.  During his run with the company, Martinez was aligned with Kevin Sullivan and BJ Whitmer, won the 2017 Survival of the Fittest and toured with New Japan via ROH's working relationship with that company.

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