Melina continues to impact women’s wrestling with her ring ability, image, and accomplishments through multiple promotions. At a virtual signing with the Asylum Wrestling Store, she discussed with fans her recent match with The Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo, at the all-women’s pay-per-view, NWA Empowerr. She discussed how much it meant to her and the happiness she felt with everything. She goes on to say she wishes the match was her last, hinting towards a future retirement.
She gives the fans some fun facts about her favorite thanksgiving dishes and not celebrating Valentine’s Day. The five-time WWE Women’s Champion opened up about her time in WWE, which fans seemed to be quite interested in. She said: “It was great. There are the bad moments, and then there are the good moments – you know for me, it’s like okay, anything in life there’s going to be good and bad. I don’t want to dwell on the bad stuff.” She goes on to talk about appreciating the good stuff and the opportunities. She closes by calling the experience “a dream come true.”
She discussed her release with WWE and her not being in it as much towards the end. She talks about not taking time off and the importance of controlling your mental and physical health. “As the heel that I was, I worked every house show, every live event, and the only time I had time off was when I was injured.” She talks about being fine after the release, having a sense of a weight being lifted and removed.
She was asked about her feud with Beth Phoenix and discussed the struggles of being a babyface. She brought up working with Tamina and the similarity between Tamina and Phoenix. She said, “Tamina was great to work with because she’s way taller and way bigger than Beth Phoenix, so I’m surprised they never pushed her to that level and everything. But she was great to work with too.” She spoke about working with the other women and memorable moments with Natalya, Gail Kim, Trish, Michelle McCool, and Mickie James.
With the history she has with Mickie James and Deonna Purrazzo, could we see Melina return to the Impact Zone shortly? Could we see her make a return to WWE and give fans a dream match with Sasha Banks? Time will only tell for the A-List Diva, and the fans will be waiting.