Melina Addresses WWE Backstage Heat Rumours

Melina questions the source of the rumours

Former WWE star Melina has addressed the rumours that she had backstage heat during her run with the company in the mid-to-late 2000's. These included stories that she was taken to 'Wrestler's Court' during a tour of Australia and New Zealand in early 2006.

Speaking with The Artist Version One, the former WWE Women's Champion defended her character and questioned the source of the rumours, saying:

"This is the way it is for a lot of backstage rumours in wrestling where everybody says like hey I was difficult, and I had an attitude and everything. If you know my personality, I don't have an attitude. I always do what I'm told. I do everything to the best of my ability. I don't talk back, like, especially back then. Now, different [laughs]. But back then, I always played it safe, and I always did what everybody told me to do. I listened. Never talked. I just loved what I did, and I knew it was a blessing. I was very grateful every day I was there. 

"So, the backstage rumours thing, that's what people say when, you know, who knows where it originated from, who the source is. And then you have to consider the source and what their position was compared to mine or if they were jealous, if they were female or if they're male and I turned down. What is it? When people kind of like try to flirt with you or whatever and then you kind of have to turn them down because you're taken. You never know their reaction. They hate me because I rejected them. And it's not a rejection, it's like I'm taken. So, you never know where the source came from," said Melina.

Melina was released by WWE in August of 2011, but has made sporadic appearances since, the most recent of which came as a surprise entrant in the 2022 Women's Royal Rumble match.

H/T PWMania

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