WWE has been entertaining fans over the years now but how often we saw wrestlers opening up about some bitter incidents happening backstage. Recently, former diva Shelly Martinez revealed one such incident of Jim Cornette slapping Santino Marella at backstage.
Shelly Martinez recalled the incident from OVW. She revealed the shocking scene which took place between Jim Cornette and Santino Marella. It all happened as Santino didn’t react as decided to Boogeyman’s gimmick, which upset Jim and made him slap Santino.
Shelly spoke about the same when she joined VOC Nation, “I get to OVW and… it was my first day there. I’m watching the show out by the crowd, and then I come inside and I’m watching on the monitor, and then I went to the bathroom. And when I came back from the bathroom, I heard this yelling… I see Cornette and he’s hitting Boris [Santino Marella], and I’m like, ‘What is going on?’ He was going crazy, this dude.”
“I only know Jim Cornette from being around him. I always liked the way he treated me. From what I understand, he’s talked negatively about me, which is fine. But it does kind of hurt my feelings,” added the former diva.
Shelly Martinez also spoke about the fake world of pro-wrestling and how it made her lose interest in the field.
“I don’t care about money. Wrestling was never about money for me… I was at the bottom of the totem pole as far as pay went in ECW because I was just a valet. I was very happy with what I was making… That’s all I ever wanted, to make enough money to help my sister and my grandma for whatever they needed. If somebody were to be like, ‘Hey, would you manage Kevin [Thorn] over here,’ or if WWE were to be like, ‘We want to bring you guys back, and you’re going to get this awesome payday out of it,’ I have no interest. What more is there to do?” Shelly Martinez quoted.