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Shelly Leonor Martinez (born February 9, 1980) is an American model, actress, professional wrestler and valet. She is known for her work with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its ECW brand under the ring name Ariel and for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Salinas as valet to The Latin American Xchange (LAX).

Martinez entered professional wrestling in December 2000. She worked mainly on the independent circuit in Southern California, using the name Desire, competing for promotions, including Revolution Pro Wrestling, Ultimate Pro Wrestling and the Empire Wrestling Federation (EWF). In July 2002, she teamed with Threat to win the EWF Tag Team Championship. In April 2005, she signed a contract with WWE, and was assigned to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). While in OVW she used the ring name Shelly, and managed several wrestlers, including Aaron Stevens, Paul Burchill and Seth Skyfire. She moved to the ECW brand in mid-2006, and using a gimmick of a tarot reader, managed Kevin Thorn while known as Ariel. In mid-2007, she was released from her WWE contract. Later that year, she signed with TNA, and began working as Salinas. She was associated with LAX, and managed both members of the team, Homicide and Hernandez. She left TNA in September 2008, and has since appeared for several independent promotions.

Aside from wrestling, Martinez is also known for her acting and modelling work. She was a contestant on the reality television show, The Search for the Next Elvira, and has also appeared in films. She starred in The Notorious Jewel De'Nyle & Shelly Martinez, a softcore pornography video alongside Jewel De'Nyle, and has also posed nude on several occasions.

See Also

WWE Alumni, TNA Alumni