June 16, 2021

INDI HARTWELL

Samantha De Martin is a 24-year-old professional wrestler from Australia. She is currently signed with the WWE and performs on NXT under the ring name, Indi Hartwell. She is part of “The Way” stable and is currently one half of the Women’s NXT Tag Team Champions alongside Candice LeRae. She is also the current WSW Women’s champion.

De Martin’s Early Wrestling Career

De Martin began training for her wrestling career at the age of 19. She was trained by Professional Championship Wrestling (PCW) Academy in Melbourne, Australia. She made her wrestling debut in March 2016 in Australia and has performed for various promotions including SHIMMER, RISE, Riot City Wrestling and World Series Wrestling.

De Martin Signs with WWE

On November 5 2019, WWE announced that De Martin had signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She made her NXT debut a few months later in November at an NXT live event. De Martin made her NXT television debut on January 15 2020 by participating in a number one contender battle royal for the NXT Women’s Championship which she lost.

In April 2020, Hartwell made her main roster debut on Monday Night RAW in a match against Shayna Baszler. Unfortunately, Hartwell lost against Baszler after the referee called the match after Baszler injured Hartwell’s arm.

Indi Hartwell Joins NXT’s The Way

In July 2020, Indi Hartwell claimed her first televised NXT win against Shotzi Blackheart. A few months later in October, Hartwell began a new storyline where she gave Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae a new television with a USB drive in the package that showed Hartwell assisting LeRae in the Number One Contender Battle for the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver 31 on September 23rd.

At NXT’s Halloween Havoc, a masked figure wearing the Ghostface costume was seen assisting Candice LeRae during her NXT Women’s Championship match against Io Shirai. The masked figure but was fended off by the event’s host Shotzi Blackheart. A few weeks later on the November 11th episode of NXT, it was revealed that the masked figure was Indi Hartwell. As a result, Hartwell aligned herself with Candice LeRae. In December, it was revealed that Johnny Gargano had formed a new faction, The Way, with Candice LeRae, Austin Theory and Indi Hartwell.

At the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae defeated Cora Jade and Gigi Dolin in the quarterfinals. They were eliminated from the tournament on February 10 by Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart in the semi-finals of the tournament. A few months later at April’s NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Indi Hartwell and LeRae unsuccessfully challenged Moon and Blackheart for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.

Hartwell & LeRae Capture Women’s NXT Tag Team Championships

On the April 27 episode of NXT, Hartwell and LeRae attacked Blackheart and Moon again which set the stage for a future street fight match for the titles. On the next episode of NXT, Hartwell and LeRae defeated the champions to win the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship, marking Hartwell’s first title in her WWE career.

Indi Hartwell
Indi Hartwell

Stats

Birth name: Samantha De Martin
Born: August 17, 1996, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 139 lb (63 kg)
Ring name(s): Indi Hartwell, Samantha De Martin
Current Roster: WWE NXT
Finishing Move(s): Springboard Elbow Drop

Career Championships & Accomplishments

  • Battle Championship Wrestling
    • BCW Women’s Championship (1 time)
    • BCW Women’s Title Tournament
  • Newcastle Pro Wrestling
    • Newy Pro Women’s Championship (1 time)
    • Queen Of The Castle 2018
  • Riot City Wrestling
    • RCW Women’s Championship (1 time)
  • World Series Wrestling
    • WSW Women’s Championship (1 time, current)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
    • NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship (1 time, current)