Mercedes Martinez Credits WWE Hall Of Famer For Her Love Of The Attitude Era


The Attitude Era is one of the most celebrated eras in pro wrestling. The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin were two men at the center of it. Recently, there has been a debate about which of the two made the most significant impact and had the most to contribute overall. Current ROH Women’s Champion Mercedes Martinez has even weighed in on the debate.

Speaking on the most recent “Complex Unsanctioned” podcast, Martinez supported Austin, saying “he’s like Batman” in WWE.


“Everyone wants to love the rebel and he defied all of society’s rules,” she explained. “He said, ‘Fu*k you guys, I’m gonna do this sh*t my way because the way y’all are doing it ain’t right. So I’m going to come in here, I’m going to fu*k up the system. I’m going to do this sh*t and you’re either going to like it or you’re not, but I don’t give a fu*k,’ and that’s what people needed and he changed the game. He literally changed the game.

“Don’t get me wrong, The Rock did too, but it was Stone Cold who changed the game for that attitude era. It was because of him people loved that attitude era.”

Martinez won the ROH Women’s Championship at “SuperCard of Honor” in April. She later defeated Deonna Purrazo to become the Undisputed ROH Women’s Champion.

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