Martinez Accuses Umaga Of Almost Assaulting Her

Shelly Martinez claims she was almost assaulted by Edward Smith Fatu, otherwise known as Umaga, during her first overseas tour with the WWE.  Martinez was on Vince Russo’s podcast when she made the claim, and also stated that she was basically told to keep her mouth shut about it.  Martinez expanded her story to Women’s Wrestling Weekly.

“I almost got raped when I was with WWE we were overseas and there was a guy that I was a guy and he wasn’t my boyfriend but I’m the kind of person who when I’m just dating somebody I only date one person at a time to see if I like them or whatever. I’m like a stage 4 clinger.”

“So what happened is that they separated us and since I was in ECW what would happen is half of us would go with Raw and half of us to go with SmackDown. So when they separated us there was a group of guys who said ‘Our goal is to see who the first one to get you now that they separated you.”

“I was like, ‘Dude it’s not even going to happen,” and he was like, ‘He’s not even your boyfriend, who cares?’ I was like I don’t care I like him. So it became some sick game and the next thing I know it was after a show and we were partying or whatever and the only reason why I don’t say the names right now or haven’t yet publically is because there is a lot that I don’t remember and I don’t want to be saying stuff that I don’t remember.”

“But I will say this and I’ve never said this before but there was a group of guys and one of them was Umaga and when they saw he was getting the most aggressive with me — they left and he got on top of me and I just prayed. One of my fears is being raped because when I was a little girl I had some sexual abuse stuff so it’s just something that I feared.”

“So I prayed because he’s a big guy. And I’m like, ‘Please don’t let this happen, please don’t let this happen.’ And it was one of those things where God gave me strength and I pushed him off of me and he fell to the floor and he got pissed and like left the room.”

“The next thing I can remember is being at a show the next night and venting to my girlfriend Melina about it — not telling anyone else and one of the guys yelled down, ‘Hey Melina, did you smarten her up yet?’ I was like, ‘smarten me up to what? To keep my mouth shut?!’ So I went right up to his face and I said I didn’t tell anyone except for her and I can’t remember everything else I said when I got in his face.”

“A lot of this I didn’t remember until a couple years ago and I was totally suppressing it.”

QD – Innocent until proven guilty and Umaga is no longer with us to defend himself. A lot of people will ask why she never said anything public about it until now, but that’s not at all surprising to me. Human beings suppress things that will cause us mental harm, and with all the politics and social media, people are being triggered all over the place. #MeToo has been a wonderful thing for many women, but it has also brought up memories a lot of women and men had been suppressing. I’m staying as neutral as possible when I post this type of news article because the last thing I want to do is be part of any sort of smear campaign, especially against someone who cannot defend himself. That being said, I support Martinez and hope she finds the help she needs to get past whatever happened because it’s never easy to deal with the fallout from abuse. #MeToo