AEW Star Returns From Injury For First Match In 5 Months

3 weeks ago by Ryan Coogan

@theothercoogan
AEW Star Returns From Injury For First Match In 5 Months AEW

Ring Of Honor Women’s Champion Mercedes Martinez has made her return to in-ring competition after being side-lined by injury for months.

Martinez made her return at the most recent AEW Dark Elevation tapings, held prior to yesterday’s (November 16) edition of AEW Dynamite in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Martinez defeated Deonna Purrazzo to win the ROH Women’s Championship on the May 4, 2022 episode of Dynamite.

Prior to beating Purrazzo, Martinez was the interim ROH Women’s Champion.

Martinez has been out of action since July 24, when she faced Vita VonStarr in an event for Northeast Wrestling.

At the AEW Dark Elevation tapings, she defeated JC in a singles match.

Other match results for the taping are as follows (spoilers below via Wrestling Observer):

Athena defeated Victoria Andreola

Rush, The Butcher, and The Blade defeated Doug Love, Channing Thomas, and Brett Goslin

Hikaru Shida and Willow Nightingale defeated Emi Sakura and Leva Bates

Brian Cage (with Prince Nana) defeated Brandon Cutler

Daniel Garcia, Angelo Parker, and Matt Menard defeated Tracy Williams, Leon Ruffin, and Tony Deppen

Wheeler Yuta defeated Zack Clayton

Matt Hardy and Private Party defeated Ari Daivari, Sonny Kiss, and Encore

Alex Reynolds defeated Kip Sabian

Best Friends and Orange Cassidy defeated The Factory

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