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Punishment Martinez finishes up with ROH, headed to WWE


Punishment Martinez is heading to WWE after finishing with Ring of Honor tonight.

PWInsider first reported that Martinez is finishing up with ROH following tonight's tapings, dropping the ROH Television title in his final night with the company. According to our own Dave Meltzer, Martinez is headed to WWE.

Martinez, 36, started wrestling in 2004 and trained at the Monster Factory in New Jersey. After wrestling a few dark matches the previous year, he returned to the promotion to compete in the 2016 ROH Top Prospect tournament, losing to Lio Rush in the semifinals.

He signed with the promotion shortly after the tournament and aligned himself with Kevin Sullivan and BJ Whitmer. He also competed at last year’s Honor Rising show, and competed against Jay White for the IWGP United States title during this year’s War of the Worlds tour. He defeated Silas Young for the Television title back in June.