According to Wrestling Inc, Mercedes Martinez is no longer a part of the Retribution stable with several signs pointing to her removal from the faction.
Though no official word has been given by WWE, the company have signalled their intention going forward with the group through their latest round of registered trademarks.
WWE filed for the registration of the names T-Bar, Mace, Slapjack and Reckoning portrayed by Dominik Dijakovic, Dio Maddin, Shane Thorne and Mia Yim respectively, but nothing for Martinez’s character, Retaliation.
Instead, the former NXT talent continues to go by the name that has made her famous.
Further evidence presented itself on Wednesday night, when Mustafa Ali – leader of Retribution – posted a graphic on Twitter of all the members explaining why each was chosen to join his vigilante bloc. Mercedes Martinez was not mentioned or tagged in the post.
Retribution began to cause trouble across WWE’s main roster on August 3 when they set fire to a generator on Monday Night Raw, before attacking members of the audience and crew on the August 7 Friday Night SmackDown.
In the weeks that followed, they continued their reign of terror by cutting ring ropes with a chainsaw, smashed windows with cinder blocks and overturned a car.
The group unveiled their original six members on the September 21 Monday Night Raw and this past Monday unveiled Mustafa Ali as the mastermind behind their creation.
Mercedes Martinez was swiftly called up from NXT to join the group following a swift association with The Robert Stone Brand on the black and gold brand.